HBO Lines Up Star Power for New Comedy Project

May 15, 2012  •  Post A Comment

HBO is developing a comedy project based on Wall Street in the 1980s, with a number of key Hollywood players behind the effort, Deadline.com reports.

Rob Riggle is slated to star and produce, the story reports. The project is based on an idea by Riggle and is written by Adam McKay and Chris Henchy.

"McKay and Henchy are executive producing with their Gary Sanchez Prods partner Will Ferrell as well as Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Peter Principato and Paul Young," the story says. "The project, which stems from Riggle’s development deal with HBO, reunites three of the stars of ‘The Other Guys’ — Ferrell, Walhberg and Riggle — with the film’s writers McKay and Henchy. It was on that movie that McKay, Wahlberg, Ferrell and Riggle formed a working relationship and set out to find a project on which to collaborate."

Riggle will star as a boss who lives a self-centered and unhealthy life, the piece notes.

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