Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver’s Point Grey Pictures have entered into a joint venture with Good Universe to develop comedies together. The two companies already have found great success working on such films as 50/50 and This Is The End, and Neighbors, which Universal will release May 9. They also colloborated on an untitled Christmas comedy coming from Sony Pictures. “Point Grey has been one of the most rewarding partnerships for our company, and we’re thrilled to be collaborating on this new venture. Our goal is to create a platform for ambitious filmmakers to take the reins of their projects and bring these comedies to life,” said Good Universe co-founder Nathan Kahane in a statement. Point Grey just entered into a deal with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush to produce three films for Sony. One is with the Mail Order Comedy troupe behind Comedy Central’s Workaholics. Workaholics cast members Anders Holm, Adam DeVine and Blake Anderson will star and Holm is writing the script. Also producing is Isaac Horne, who manages the trio. The second is Brooklyn Castle, which is based on the Katie Dellamaggiore-directed docu about the trials and tribulations of the junior unbeatable champion chess team in an inner-city high school. The documentary won the audience awards at SXSW. And finally, Console Wars is about the battle Sega and Nintendo for video game dominance between in the 1990s. Rogen and Goldberg are now writing to direct. The Point Grey/Good Universe deal was negotiated by UTA and attorney Fred Toczek and by Dan Freedman on behalf of Good Universe.
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