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Hill's Adventurer's Handbook Picked Up
Universal take on explorer comedy script

13 February 2009  |  Written by Emily Phillips  |  Source: Variety

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Like the curly-headed love child of Seth Rogen and Jack Osborne, Jonah Hill has been hard at work, crafting himself a comedy script - filled with extreme travels across the globe. Now Universal have signed a seven-figure deal to acquire the film which will star Hill and fellow Apatow alumnus Jason Schwartzman. 

The Adventurer's Handbook will follow four friends who take on an unbelievable journey across the globe, based around the true life exploits of hardcore explorers in a book by Mick Confrey.

Hill co-wrote the script with Matt Spicer and son of Henry, Max Winkler. All three are set to executive produce. Saturday Night Live and Hot Rod's Akiva Schaffer is in line to direct the project.

The pair, who just wrapped Judd Apatow's Funny People, with Adam Sandler, will have to check their diaries before filming starts as both have a busy year ahead. Hill is currently making Get Him To The Greek with Forgetting Sarah Marshall buddies Jason Segel and Russell Brand, and Schwartzman is making a move to TV with the HBO show Bored To Death, as well as voicing a character in The Fantastic Mr Fox.


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