Colin Jost and Pete Davidson to Star in Wedding Comedy ‘Worst Man’ for Universal (EXCLUSIVE)
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After working on “Saturday Night Live” for years, Colin Jost and Pete Davidson bring their comedy antics to the big screen.
Sources tell Variety that the two "SNL" stars will direct the wedding comedy "Worst Man" for Universal Pictures. The idea is based on an original idea by Jost, Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman.
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The wedding comedy follows a soon married couple and the family drama that follows a few weeks before the wedding. Erik Baiers, Senior Executive Vice President of Production at Universal, will oversee the project on behalf of the studio, and Lorne Michaels, producer of Saturday Night Live, will produce the film.
The project is still under development as sources say the studio will now try to find a director for the film. This is one of the first major projects for the two “SNL” talents who are thinking about their future on the show. Davidson and Jost have had a longstanding relationship with "Saturday Night Live" and their chemistry has worked well when Davidson usually comes to the weekend update to riff with Jost and Michael Che.
Jost has slowly started to prepare his film template as he has worked with Che as a co-headwriter on "Saturday Night Live" in recent years. His memoir "A Very Punchable Face" will be released on July 14th and has already received rave reviews. He will appear in Warner Bros. '"Tom & Jerry", a live action and animated hybrid film based on the classic cartoon.
Even if he continues to appear in "Saturday Night Live", Davidson's film career has had a heyday last year, including his leading role in the Judd Apatow comedy "The King of Staten Island", which was exclusively premiered on video last Friday had demand. He also starred in the Hulu comedy "Big Time Adolescence" released earlier this year and next featured in James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad".
Bressman was the co-author of "Jungleland", the coarse-grained drama that premiered at TIFF and was sold to Lionsgate last year. Bass was an employee of the Hulu show "Future Man".
Jost is represented by CAA as an actor. His lawyer is Morris Yorn Barnes Levine. It is also repeated by Relevant.
Bass is represented by Circle of Confusion and Felker, Toczek, Suddleson and Abramson LLP.
Bressman is represented by Circle of Confusion and Jackoway, Austen, Tyerman, Wertheimer Mandelbaum, Morris, Bernstein, Trattner & Klein.
Davidson is represented by ICM Partners, WME Entertainment (Touring), Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Granderson Des Rochers, LLP.
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