EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures is negotiating with Scarlett Johansson to star in the R-rated comedy Move That Body. This is the script from Broad City principals Lucia Aniello and Paul W Downs that we told you Sony won in a bidding battle in June. They will produce through their Paulilu banner with Matt Tolmach and Dave Becky.
The script landed a spot on the 2015 Black List yesterday. The logline: Five friends rent a beach house in Miami for a bachelorette weekend and accidentally kill a male stripper. Aniello is attached to direct the pic, described as The Hangover meets Weekend At Bernie’s, and Downs is set to co-star. Sony is already in business with the pair, who are working on a spinoff franchise of 21 Jump Street.
Tolmach has cred in the R-rated comedy field with pics like The Other Guys, Zombieland, Step Brothers, Pineapple Express and Superbad.