Zac Efron and Ike Barinholtz will also be back for the comedy sequel and they’ll be joined by Chloe Moretz
Plot details remain under wraps, though a sorority led by Moretz is rumored to play a part in the sequel. Expect Gallo’s Paula and her newly-healed beau Jimmy (Ike Barinholtz) to help Rogen and Byrne survive their latest neighborhood headache.
The original “Neighbors” grossed more than $269 million worldwide and the studio is confident that the sequel will be equally successful, as it has a plum release date of May 20, 2016. Universal executives Erik Baiers and Chloe Yellin will oversee “Neighbors 2” for the studio, while Erin Westerman will oversee the project on behalf of Good Universe.
Gallo starred on Judd Apatow‘s short-lived sitcom “Undeclared” before working with the filmmaker on “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Superbad,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Funny People” and “Get Him to the Greek.” She has also enjoyed a successful TV career thanks to “Carnivale,” “Californication” and “Bones.”
Gallo is represented by Global Artists Agency and Abrams Entertainment.