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'Harold & Kumar' Director in Talks to Take on Warner Bros. Comedy 'Family Getaway' (Exclusive)

Todd Strauss-Schulson has entered early negotiations to take on the story of a family whose vacation turns into a cross-country car chase after discovering their patriarch is an assassin.

Todd Strauss-Schulson - P 2011
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New Line's A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas opened to $13.1 million this past weekend, and executives at sister company Warner Bros. clearly liked what they saw, because the film's director has entered early negotiations to take on a hot comedy project for the studio.

Todd Strauss-Schulson is being eyed to direct Family Getaway, a story of a family that discovers its patriarch is an assassin when a rival killer shows up, turning a vacation into a cross-country car chase.

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Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer wrote the initial spec. Nick Kasdan worked on the script when he was attached to direct.

Strauss-Schulson made his feature directorial debut with New Line and Mandate’s Harold & Kumar Christmas. He broke onto Hollywood's radar with comedy shorts (Mano a Mano, Die Hardly Working and Pillow Fight were among the noteworthy) and worked on a show for MTV Asia.

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Harold & Kumar was a good showcase for Strauss-Schulson's skills, allowing him to guide the pot-smoking duo through a host of comedic and action-oriented situations. Family Getaway sounds like a similar vehicle.

He is repped by UTA, Mosaic and attorney Greg Slewett.

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