Did you like how Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill worked together in “The Watch?” Oh, right, it didn’t open yet. Well, they must have liked how they worked together because according to The Hollywood Reporter, they’re thinking of re-teaming on a comedy called “Aloha,” written by Nicholas Stoller. Shawn Levy, Stiller’s “Night at the Museum” director, would likely direct if all of this comes together.
No details are being released other than that it is an “island-based comedy,” which, given the title, isn’t exactly groundbreaking news. Unless there’s some kind of real twist and the island in question is Alcatraz and “Aloha” is a code word that’s part of their escape plan.
“The Watch” opens this Friday; we’ll see how it does after all the angst surrounding it and its original title, “Neighborhood Watch,” which looked really bad in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting. It seems like since then 20th Century Fox has just kind of given up on marketing it. So we’ll see how that does. Though now we know that Stiller and Hill got along well.
Stiller’s been filming “The Secret of Walter Mitty.” Hill is set to make “The Wolf of Wall Street” with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio and “The True Story” with James Franco. So no word on when “Aloha” will film; maybe when they all decide it’s time for a Hawaiian vacation.