New Line Lands Hot Package ‘Super High’ Starring Craig Robinson, Andy Samberg And Common

(L-R) Craig Robinson, Andy Samberg and Common Mega

EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, New Line has prevailed in winning rights to the pitch Super High, which has Andy Samberg, Craig Robinson and Common attached to star.

Party Over Here, Mark Schulman, Richard Abate And Will Rowbotham of 3 Arts and Shelby Stone and Derek Dudley of Narrative will produce alongside Samberg, Robinson and Common. According to sources, the film is a superhero comedy where smoking special weed gives you super powers. Sources said it was a seven-figure deal for the script alone with a production commitment included.

Adam Mansbach will write the screenplay based on a story by Mansbach and Shamier Anderson. Anderson will also exec produce. Richard Brener and Dave Neustadter will oversee for New Line.

Mansbach is an award-winning author and humorist whose debut screenplay Barry was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and an NAACP Image Award. His Go the F*ck to Sleep is a No. 1 New York Times bestseller, has been translated into 40 languages and was named Time magazine’s 2011 “Thing of the Year.” The two sequels, You Have to F*cking Eat and F*ck, Now There Are Two of You are also bestsellers, with the audiobooks memorably narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, Bryan Cranston and Larry David, respectively. He is repped by 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney Eric Suddleson.

Robinson’s recent credits include Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made and Dolemite Is My Name. He next can be seen in the STX pic Songbird. He is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Julian Zajfen at Ziffren Brittenham.

Samberg most recently was seen in the Sundance hit Palm Springs, which premiered on Hulu in July, and he also stars in the
ABC sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He is repped by UTA and attorney PJ Shapiro at Ziffren Brittenham.

Common was most recently seen opposite Jessica Chastain in the thriller Ava, and his other recent credits include The Informer and The Kitchen. He is repped by UTA, Grandview and attorney David Fox.

Some of Anderson’s recent credit’s include the Halle Berry pic Bruised, Destroyer and City of Lies. He can be seen next in Spike Lee’s Son of the South and Stowaway opposite Anna Kendrick.

Anderson is repped CAA, Mosaic, Daniel Abrams at Oscars Abrams Zimel + Associates Inc. and Jeff Bernstein at Jackoway Austen. The deal was packaged by UTA.

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