Stories are breaking about Jonah Hill starring in the Todd Phillips-directed Arms And The Dudes, as one of the stoners who become arms dealers for the U.S., get a $300 million contract and find themselves in danger abroad and in trouble back home because they were completely out of their depth. The pic is based on a Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson. Deadline revealed the Hill news during Cannes last May, when Phillips and Bradley Cooper joined forces in a Warner Bros-based company. Even then, they knew Arms And The Dudes was their first project and that Hill would be the star.