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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Are Producing an Action-Comedy 'Manimal' Movie

If you're a huge fan of the shortly lived '80s television series Manimal, then today is your lucky day. Deadline reports that Sony Pictures Animation is teaming up with Jimmy Miller (The Other Guys, Step Brothers) and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions to adapt the cult series into a live action/animation hybrid feature, with Key and Peele EPs Jay Martel and Ian Roberts onboard to write. A director is not yet attached.

The original Manimal ran on NBC in late 1983 and starred Simon MacCorkindale as Dr. Jonathan Chase, a man raised in Africa with the ability to morph into different animals. "Like The [...]

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart Join Forces for 'Get Hard'

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart are attached to star together in Get Hard, a new comedy movie that Warner Brothers is in talks to acquire, Deadline reports. In the movie, Ferrell will play a bank manager being sent to maximum security prison for a crime he didn't commit, and Hart will be the street-smart guy he hires to toughen him up in his last 30 days of freedom before being put behind bars. The Upright Citizens Brigade's Ian Roberts and writing partner Jay Martel, who are the showrunners and executive producers on Comedy Central's Key & Peele, wrote the script. Will Ferrell's company Gary Sanchez will produce. The [...]

'Key & Peele' Bosses Ian Roberts and Jay Martel to Showrun Alison Brie's TV Land Pilot

Ian Roberts and Jay Martel, who have been showrunners on Comedy Central's Key & Peele since the show began, and now they're looking to do that same job on another comedy. Deadline reports that Roberts and Martel have been hired as showrunners on Teachers, a TV Land comedy pilot executive produced by Alison Brie. The pilot is based on the web series of the same name, following an eccentric group of elementary school teachers. The show, like the web series, stars the iO Chicago-based sketch/improv group The Katydids (made up of Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien and Katie Thomas).

'Key & Peele' Showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel Talk the Third Season, the Writing Process, and Metta World Peace

Key & Peele wraps up its third season next week, and the dynamic sketch show continues to work like a well-oiled machine, delivering an impressive and idiosyncratic mix of sketches with strong performances from creator-stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele and pitch-perfect cinematic aesthetics from director Peter Atencio. Comedy Central has renewed the show for a fourth season, and credit must also go to executive producers Jay Martel and Ian Roberts. As showrunners, Martel — a television, film, and theater writer known for Strangers with Candy — and Roberts — writer, producer, UCB founder who executive produced Players on Spike TV with Martel — unite the disparate players around a common vision, oversee the writing staff, [...]