Josh Brolin and Peter Dinklage will star in “Brothers,” a comedy package won by Legendary in a bidding situation, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
“Tropic Thunder” and “Get Hard” writer Etan Cohen will pen the script. “American Sniper” producer Andrew Lazar will produce via his Mad Chance banner. Brolin is also producing via his Brolin Productions banner and Dinklage is producing as well via his Estuary Films banner. David Ginsberg is also producing for Estuary.
Details about the project are being kept under wraps but it is in the vein of Ivan Reitman’s 1988 “Twins” comedy which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. “Brothers” centers on both Brolin and Dinklage who are playing a pair of unlikely brothers.
Brolin, who recently booked the role of Gurney Halleck in Denis Villeneuve’s film adaptation of “Dune,” will also reprise his role as Thanos in the upcoming “Avengers: Endgame.” Dinklage who recently played actor Hervé Villechaize in HBO’s “My Dinner With Herve” will return in April for the eighth and final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
Brolin is repped by CAA. Dinklage is repped by CAA and Jackoway Austen. Cohen, who penned the upcoming “Men in Black 3” for Sony, is repped by CAA, Mosaic Media Group and Lichter Grossman.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.