Like it or not (personally, I like it) Jason Segel has become a leading man. Having built his stock with solid efforts in films such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall and I Love You, Man, Segel is now taking on the lead role in DreamWorks’ “80s-era comedy” Undercover Cop. According to Risky Business, Undercover Cop is inspired by the true story of a “former cop that infiltrated the New Jersey criminal underworld.”
Jason Micallef will pen the script. The scribe’s lone existing writing credit comes in the form of the comedy Butter starring Hugh Jackman and Olivia Wilde. DreamWorks is developing the currently director-less project alongside Steven Zaillian at Film Rites. As for Segel, in addition to Undercover Cop, the actor has been keeping busy with Disney’s The Muppets and can also be seen on June 24th alongside Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz in the comedy Bad Teacher.