Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn & Kumail Nanjiani Join Stop-Motion Comedy Hell & Back
The twisted minds that had a hand in bringing you such warped TV sketch shows as Human Giant, Pretend Time and Robot Chicken have conspired to take crass stop-motion comedy to the big screen withHell & Back, a horror-comedy starring Nick Swardson (Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star) and T.J. Miller (Our Idiot Brother). Here the pair play two twenty-something best buds, Remy and Augie, who are happily stuck in manchild mode, but must man up for a rescue mission once a mutual friend is mistakenly sent to hell. Variety reports Rob Riggle, who made memorable appearances in The Hangover, The Other Guys, and Human Giant, has signed on to play this hell-bound bud, who unlike Remy and Augie is willfully entering the realm of adulthood.
Also joining the stop-motion feature are Michael & Michael Have Issues's Kumail Nanjiani and The Sarah Silverman Program's Brian Posehn. The stand-up comic who is well known for his nerdy rants and devotion to heavy metal music will fittingly be voicing an over-the-hill devotee of '80s metal, while Nanjiani will play Sal the Demon, a presumably low-ranking hell employee. There's no word yet on when the laborious production of Hell & Back will begin, but as the films co-writers/co-directors, Tom Gianas and Ross Shuman, have plenty of comedy ties, there's sure to be more noteworthy funnymen joining the mix.
Hell & Back is slated for a 2013 release date, but in the meantime Miller can be seen in screenwriter Lorene Scarafia's directorial debut Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, which opens in April. Coming off the box office bomb that was Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, Swardson has no new projects to announce at this time.
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