Rough House gets started with 'L.A.P.I.'

Jody Hill to direct; Danny McBride attached to star

Rough House, the Mandate Pictures-based company set up by Jody Hill, Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, has picked up its first project, the action-comedy "L.A.P.I." from scribes Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan.

Hill is attached to direct, and McBride is attached to star. Hill, McBride, Green and Rough House head of production Matt Reilly will produce. The project falls in line with the company's strategy of making high-concept comedies with a specific brand of humor, exemplified by titles such as "Eastbound & Down," "The Foot Fist Way" and "Observe and Report."

While details of the plot are being kept under wraps, it is known McBride starring as a beaten down, hardboiled P.I. in the action-comedy.

Mandate's Nathan Kahane is exec producing.

Hill's most recent movie was "Observe and Report." McBride most appeared in "Up in the Air." Both are repped by CAA.

Diliberti and Sullivan, repped by WME and New School Media, are writing the remake of "Brewster's Millions," which is set up at Warners. The duo made waves when they wrote their action-comedy spec "Comic Con," about a heist set during the International San Diego Comic-Con.