In the upcoming flick, the three funnymen will play a group of astronauts who have been stuck in space for years. Their isolated situation will change, however, when they come across another spaceship. No details have been revealed about just who or what will be in the other spacecraft yet, but it sounds like a promising premise.
The Something is set to be the directorial debut of Rodney Rothman, whose work includes writing the scripts for 22 Jump Street and Grudge Match. He wrote the upcoming space movie as well and will produce alongside Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver, all of Point Grey Pictures. Good Universe will also produce, and Universal Pictures greenlighted the film and will distribute it.
The combination of Rogen, Galifianakis, and Hader is definitely one to look forward to. Not only has each actor has proven himself in comedy films in the past, Rogen and Hader have even successfully teamed up in numerous movies. The two can both be seen in popular flicks like Superbad, Pineapple Express, and Knocked Up.
Rogen has recently appeared in The Night Before and the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic, and he’ll next be seen in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, the sequel to the 2014 hit. Meanwhile, Hader’s other credits include Trainwreck alongside Amy Schumer and multiple seasons on Saturday Night Live, among other projects. Galifianakis is known for work including the Hangover movies, Birdman, and his talk show, Between Two Ferns.
A release date for The Something has not yet been announced.