Rodney Rothman, who wrote the script for “22 Jump Street,” will write, direct and produce the comedy, while Rogen’s company, Point Grey Pictures, is producing along with Good Universe. Universal pictures will distribute.
“The Something” centers on a group of male astronauts who are stuck in space for several years before they come upon another ship. It will serve as Rothman’s directorial debut.
Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver will produce under Point Grey Pictures, while Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake are set to executive produce. Executive vice president of production Erik Baiers and director of development Chloe Yellin will oversee the project for Universal.
Rogen and Hader have filmed several movies together, including “Pineapple Express,” “Superbad” and “Knocked Up.” Rogen’s recent credits include “Steve Jobs” and “The Night Before,” and he will be seen on screen opposite Zac Efron in “Neighbors 2” on May 20.
Hader’s projects range from “Trainwreck” to “Inside Out,” and he will star in the upcoming “Angry Birds Movie” and “The BFG.”
Galifianakis‘ recent credits include “Birdman” and “Muppets Most Wanted.” He is currently filming “Keeping Up With the Joneses” and is voicing the Joker in “The Lego Batman Movie.”
Rogen is repped by UTA, Gotham/Principal and Felker Toczek. Galifianakis is repped by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment and Morris Yorn. Hader is repped by UTA and Felker Toczek.