Jason Segel Joins Jonah Hill’s ‘Handbook’

Tuesday, August 4, 2009
By Rick Duran
Jason Segel and Jonah Hill

Jason Segel and Jonah Hill

Major casting news on the Team Apatow front: Jason Segel will co-star alongside the Funny People duo of  Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman in The Adventurerer’s Handbook. The script, which Hill co-wrote with writers Max Winkler and Matt Spicer, follows four childhood friends jaded by life who go on a worldwide journey inspired by the book “The Adventurer’s Handbook.”

Not straying away from his Forgetting Sarah Marshall character, Segel will play “a talented musician who never got his act together, becoming a backup piano player and an alcoholic.” Hill will play an engineer and Schwartzman plays a Grammy-winning musician. The film will be directed by The Lonely Island’s Akiva Shaffer, the man behind the camera for SNL’s Digital Shorts and 2007’s Hot Rod. Shooting is scheduled for early 2010.

Hill previously appeared with Segel in Knocked Up and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, while his next film, Get Him to the Greek, will feature songs written by… Jason Segel, who is currently wrapping up production on next June’s Gulliver’s Travels with Jack Black.

8 Responses to “Jason Segel Joins Jonah Hill’s ‘Handbook’”

  1. Kevin Crossman

    Who will the fourth friend be? Jay Baruchel? Bill Hader? Andy Samberg?

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  2. Jack

    With Akiva’s involvment Im thinking Samberg

    #311
  3. Rick Duran

    I’d write off anyone from SNL, simply because their season ends too late. I’m going to say they get a less obvious guy like Aziz

    #312
  4. Jack

    That’s another great choice!

    #313
  5. Kevin Crossman

    >I’m going to say they get a less obvious guy like Aziz
    URGH.

    #315
  6. christian

    what about michael cera? danny mcbride? martin starr? David Krumholtz?

    #323
  7. Martin Starr, please.

    #324
  8. [...] would also put Hill in place with director Akiva Schaffer of The Lonely Island; the two were previously scheduled to work together on the long-delayed Adventurer’s Handbook, which was to star Hill [...]

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