Rundown 2 director wants Jonah Hill opposite The Rock

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During an interview between Collider and Deepwater, Horizon director Peter Berg revealed that he wants to do a sequel to his first film The Rundown. But the biggest change is that he wants to bring in Jonah Hill to star opposite The Rock.

Do you foresee yourself taking a bit of a break or can I get you to do The Rundown 2?
BERG: We’ve been talking about it. You know, I wanted to do it with Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson. If I could get Jonah Hill, I’d do it tomorrow. If I could get Dwayne and Jonah Hill, I’d do it tomorrow.

Do you think that’s even possible?
BERG: Anything’s possible. We want to do it, it’s just hard to get everybody, you know. It’s on our minds. We actually wrote a script. But I want Jonah Hill, so reach out to Jonah. Pressure Jonah to do it. If Jonah Hill would do it, I’m in.

You may remember this film as one of The Rock’s first films opposite star Sean William Scott, who was known for playing Stifler in American Pie. The film followed “a tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster’s son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure.” With a supporting cast including Rosario Dawson, Christopher Walken, and Ernie Reyes Jr., the film was considered an economical failure but received very positive reviews. Granted, the 2 main stars were popular with younger movie goers and wrestling fans.

Fast forward 13 years later and you have The Rock, who is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet now; Peter Berg is now an award-winning and successful director; and Jonah Hill, who is also a huge star. Add them together and you could have comedy gold.

Source: Collider

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