Ike Barinholtz Joins Amy Schumer in Fox Action-Comedy
The comedy will be Schumer’s first since her breakout hit 'Trainwreck.'
Ike Barinholtz, who will be seen in this weekend’s Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, has joined Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn in the duo’s untitled mother-daughter comedy at Fox.
Jonathan Levine will direct the feature, which is being produced by Paul Feig and Chernin Entertainment.
The comedy will be Schumer’s first since her breakout hit Trainwreck and is an action-comedy in the vein of Paul Feig’s The Heat. It centers on a mother-daughter duo trapped in a vacation gone wrong.
Barinholtz will play Schumer’s brother. Shooting is due to start in June.
Barinholtz is ushering in a busy summer. He reprises his role as Seth Rogen’s best friend in Universal’s Neighbors 2, whose premiere was held Monday in Westwood, and co-stars in Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad, the buzzy action movie featuring the DC Comics characters, which is set to open Aug. 5.
Barinholtz also wrote, with his writing partner David Stassen, Central Intelligence, which stars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart and is slated to hit theaters June 17.
The versatile actor, who is repped by UTA, Principato-Young and Jared Levine, is also in production on Watergate drama Felt opposite Liam Neeson.