Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill to do island-set 'Aloha'

July 21st, 2012
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Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill are set to do another comedy together, entitled “Aloha,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Logically, the 20th Century Fox film will be lensed in Hawaii — you really can’t do a flick dubbed “Aloha” without shooting in paradise, after all — though details have not yet been determined.
For the actors, who did separate 2008 films in Hawaii, "Aloha" should be a homecoming of sorts: “Tropic Thunder,” the Stiller hit, utilized Kauai’s verdant landscape, and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” largely filmed with Oahu scenics, featured Hill in a small role.
Stiller and Hill co-star in Fox’s sci-fi comedy, “The Watch,” premiering July 27. Their earlier credits together include “Night at the Museum 2” and “Megamind” and they are also committed to do “Zoolander 2.”
Stiller is widely known for a flock of comedies he either wrote, produced, directed or starred in, including “There’s Something About Mary,” “Meet the Parents,” “Dodgeball” and “Tower Heist.”
Hill earned a feather in his cap with a 2011 Oscar nomination for his role in the Brad Pitt drama, “Moneyball;” he recently co-starred with Channing Tatum in the “21 Jump Street” remake.
Shawn Levy is set to direct “Aloha” and share producing credits with Stiller and Hill. The script is by Nicholas Stoller, who collaborated with Hill on “Get Him to the Greek” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”
Levy is a veteran on Stiller films, serving as producer on “The Watch” and previously directed both “Night of the Museum” films. He might be remembered, too, as the director of “Real Steel,” the Hugh Jackman film, and currently is filming “The Internship” with Vince Vaughn, who also stars in “The Watch,”and Owen Wilson.
Stiller presently is filming a remake of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” due for release in December 2013, and Hill is working on “The Wolf of Wall Street” for director Martin Scorsese.

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