EXCLUSIVE: Beyond the Jay Roach-directed political comedy pitch that has Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis attached, studios have a hot spec script to think about this weekend. CAA is out with The Boondoggle, a comedy that has been rewritten by Tom Lennon and Rob Riggle, with the duo starring as two guys who attend a boondoggle business trip, with everything imaginable going awry. Christopher Brian Halvorson wrote the first draft. Joe Roth is producing and Halverson’s manager, Barrett Stuart, will also be a producer.
Lennon usually writes with Ben Garant, with that duo responsible for the Night at the Museum and Reno 911! As an actor, he just completed roles in the upcoming comedies Bad Teacher, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas and Cedar Rapids. Lennon and Garant are separately writing together the series creation Alabama for FX. Riggle, who started as a Daily Show correspondent, has risen through the ranks in comedies like The Other Guys, The Hangover, and Step Brothers. Deadline will keep you posted on the deal.