Four jet to 'Hot Tub'


"Hot Tub Time Machine" is warming up. John Cusack and Rob Corddry have boarded the MGM comedy, and Craig Robinson and Clark Duke are in negotiations to star in the pic, to be directed by Steve Pink.

The script, by Josh Heald, follows a group of men who have become frustrated with their adult lives. They return to the ski lodge where they partied as teens to find answers and are transported to 1987 through their hot tub, a bubbly time machine.

Cusack, Corddry and Robinson will play three best friends, and Duke will play Cusack's younger brother.

Pink is polishing the script to play to each actor's strengths.

Cusack is producing with partner Grace Loh through their New Crime banner. Matt Moore also is producing.

An April 20 start date in Vancouver is being eyed.

Cusack, repped by WMA, has "Shanghai" and "2012" in the can, and Corddry, repped by Endeavor and Principato Young, most recently appeared in "W." and "Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay."

Robinson, repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment, is best known for his work on NBC's "The Office."

Duke, repped by Endeavor and Generate, starred in Summit's "Sex Drive." (partialdiff)