New Cheech & Chong Movie in the Works

The movie poster for 1978's "Up in Smoke."
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 "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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