Paramount has won a bidding war for a pitch that will pit Seth Rogen and Kevin Hart as partners in a police comedy. The pitch comes from Rodney Rothman, who previously served as head writer for The Late Show with David Letterman and wrote a couple of episodes of the short-lived Judd Apatow TV series Undeclared. Variety’s report is scarce on plot details, but adds that Rothman will write and produce the pic, with Rogen and Evan Goldberg serving as producers and Hart onboard as an executive producer. Rothman produced the upcoming Apatow production The Five-Year Engagement starring Jason Segel, and is poised to make his directorial debut on the horror-comedy The Something.
Hart’s a comedian whom you may recognize from his memorable role as an angry customer in The 40-Year Old Virgin. He recently starred in Death at a Funeral, and appears in The Five-Year Engagement and the upcoming Think Like a Man. I think a Rogen/Hart pairing has great potential, and I’m interested to see what the premise involves. Rogen is next set to make his own directorial debut on The Apocalypse with Jonah Hill, James Franco, Jay Baruchel and Danny McBride.