'Veep's' Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons Sell 'Red Shirt' Pitch to Paramount (Exclusive)

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Matt Walsh, Tim Simons

The comedy is set in the world of college football.

Their TV characters may not get along, but Veep favorites, Timothy Simons and Matt Walsh, gel so well that they pitched a film called Red Shirt together — and it's now sold to Paramount.

Simons, who plays former White House liaison Jonah Ryan, and Walsh, who plays the vice president's loyal White House Director of Communications

Simons, whose past work as an actor includes Inherent Vice and The Interview, has a slew of films coming up including Goosebumps, Christine, Michelle Darnell with Melissa McCarthy and Gold with Matthew McConaughey. He's repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment.

Along with starring on HBO's popular series Veep, Walsh, a UCB co-founder, was recently seen in comedy Get Hard, and will soon be seen in the Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig. He also directed the fully improvised film A Better You, which will hit theaters and VOD in October. He's repped by UTA and Principato Young.

Paramount had no comment on the deal.

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