Charlie Day And Jason Sudeikis Stage Horrible Bosses Reunion... But As A Thriller
After 2007ís supercool ďarcade games as lifeĒ documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, director Seth Gordon has made three divisive comedies and a crapload of money in the process. 2008ís familial comedy Four Christmases, 2011ís raunch-fest Horrible Bosses and this yearís goofy road movie Identity Thief have each made over $100 million, and when thatís combined with his steady television directing, it seems the sky is Gordonís limit.
In one of the strangest examples of ďthe more things change, the more they stay the same,Ē that come to mind, Gordonís next project wonít be a comedy at all, according to The Hollywood Reporter, but a dirty cop thriller titled One Night on the Hudson. However, he will be reteaming with Horrible Bosses co-stars Charlie Day and Jason Sudekis for the feature, which Universal will produce. Itís one thing to readily accept these two comically gifted actors in a subtle drama, but a suspenseful thriller is another thing entirely. Regardless of how it turns out, this already sounds worlds more interesting than the Horrible Bosses sequel announced a few days ago.
So the story goes, a fresh-faced rookie cop is partnered with a cynical veteran, and for his first night on the job, they must transport a federal witness from New Jersey to Manhattan. Itís hard to top this line from THRís story. ďThe only thing standing between the: dirty cops, dirty criminals, and the Hudson River." Expect some bridge action. Itís a shame there was no word on what characters Day and Sudekis would be playing.
The script for One Night on the Hudson was written as a spec by T.J. Fixman in 2011, and it spent two years without a home before Universal snatched it up. Fixman has previously written for video games, most notably the sci-fi FPS Resistance 2 and many entries in the Ratchet & Clank series.
Day became a breakout star thanks to the reliable hilarity of FXís hit comedy Itís Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and will be appearing in Guillermo Del Toroís monsters vs. robots epic Pacific Rim later this year. Sudekis, a Saturday Night Live veteran, will be reteaming with Jennifer Aniston for the pot comedy Weíre the Millers in August, and he can be heard in the Twentieth Century Fox animated film Epic in May.
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