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Jonah Hill and Kenya Barris to team up for a Netflix comedy

The two Hollywood stars will join hands for an upcoming comedy feature film on Netflix

Harshita Alok Sharma
Jun 12, 2021
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Source: Hollywood Reporter

Jonah Hill and Kenya Barris are teaming up for a comedy feature at Netflix that is sure to make audiences laugh. The project has been co-written by Barris and Hill. The former is known for his critically acclaimed ABC comedy series Black-ish. 

This untitled project will mark the feature directorial debut of Barris. The duo will also be producing the series - Barris will bring in his Khalabo Ink Society banner and Hill will lead the project through Strong Baby. Kevin Misher from Misher films will also be joining the team for the project.

Though the details of the project are yet to be revealed, the film is expected to be a modern take on the themes dealt with in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? This 1976 classic revolves around a white couple’s inability to comprehend that their daughter has surprised them by introducing her African-American fiancé to them. This movie starred Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Houghton. Jonah and Barris’ rendition is supposed to shoot this fall in Los Angeles.

Barris’ Black-ish spanned across seven impressive seasons on ABC and even inspired a few spinoffs. His recent projects as a screenwriter also include Coming 2 America and the Cheaper by the Dozen remake which is currently filming. He is also rumoured to be writing a Richard Pyror biopic.

Hill recently finished shooting for Adam McKay’s satire Don’t Look Up. He will be starring opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film is expected to release later this year on Netflix.

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