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Brad Pitt, Ben Stiller and Mike White are teaming up for Brad’s Status, a comedy from Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.
Stiller is in final negotiations to star in the project, which was written by White, the scribe behind School of Rock. White also will direct the movie, which is eyeing a September start.
Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment will produce with SKE and David Bernad.
The comedy centers around Brad, who, despite a good career and happy family, is obsessed with the better fortunes of his old friends from school. While escorting his son on an East Coast tour of colleges, Brad is forced to confront his friends and his feelings of failure — with hilarious and poignant results.
White also wrote Chuck and Larry, Nacho Libre and The Good Girl. He made his directorial debut with Year of the Dog, the 2007 comedy that starred Molly Shannon and John C. Reilly.
Stiller last starred in Zoolander 2 and recently wrapped producing on Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories opposite Dustin Hoffman and Adam Sandler.
SKE’s recent releases include Age of Adaline and Demolition. It has Hell or High Water, starring Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine, due out in August.
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