New Cheech & Chong Movie in the Works

9:10 PM PST 03/23/2014 by THR Staff
The movie poster for 1978's "Up in Smoke."

The stoner duo will team up with "Beerfest" and "Super Troopers" director Jay Chandrasekhar for a film set at a fictional festival called Burning Joint.

A new Cheech & Chong movie is in the early stages of development.

In a new interview, Tommy Chong reveals that he and longtime comedy partner Cheech Marin are teaming up with director Jay Chandrasekhar, a member of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, who counts 2001's Super Troopers and 2006's Beerfest among his credits.

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"He's working a script right now for us," Chong tells celebstoner.com. "We've had some preliminary meetings. It looks really good. It looks really funny. It will be about us going to a festival called the Burning Joint. All sorts of shenanigans happen. It's going to be a lot of fun."

In 2013, Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie was released, but without the stoner duo's participation. The as-yet-untitled project, which could start shooting this summer, says Chong, would be the first real Cheech & Chong movie since 1983's Still Smokin.

Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke, released in 1978, was among that year's highest-grossing films.

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