Sonic the Hedgehog star Ben Schwartz and Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2) are set to star in an untitled comedy for Searchlight Pictures, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Searchlight picked up the film that will also be written and produced by Schwartz, Rockwell will also produce. Story details on the project are being kept under wraps.
Searchlight Pictures (originally named Fox Searchlight) is now under the Disney banner has released films such as the critically acclaimed Jojo Rabbit from director Taika Waititi, Downhill starring Will Farrell (Step Brothers) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Onward). Up next for the studio is Waititi’s next film Next Goal Wins starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men franchise), which is set to hit theaters later this year.
Ben Schwartz is best known for his comedic role as Jean Ralphio in Parks and Recreation; he’s also voiced multiple Disney characters in Ducktales (Dewey Duck), Star Wars ( voice vocalization for BB-8), and Tron: Uprising (Rilo). He will also voice Lou in Hulu’s animated Marvel series M.O.D.O.K.. As for Sam Rockwell, he has appeared in multiple high-profile films, including Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Vice, Richard Jewell, and aforementioned Iron Man 2 and Jojo Rabbit. Rockwell will next be seen in Disney’s live-action/CGI film The One and Only Ivan, co-starring Angelina Jolie and Bryan Cranston.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter