The up and coming funny man will play the lead in the romp, which contains elements of The Hangover and The Wedding Crashers. The story centers on a group of immature bachelors who stage pregnancies in order to get time off and go on an all-expenses-paid trip.
The project originated in 2005 when David Diamond and David Weissman’s original pitch and subsequent script were set up at New Line. Duo Adam Cole Kelly and Sam Pitman have penned the most recent drafts.
Aside from his role in the Comedy Central hit Workaholics, DeVine has stolen scenes in both Pitch Perfect films as well as Nancy Meyers’s The Intern. He can next be seen alongside Zac Efron in the comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.
Paternity Leave will mark the second collaboration for DeVine and Strauss-Schulson, having previously worked together on last year’s horror comedy The Final Years. Strauss-Schulson is perhaps best known for helming A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.
John Drain | Staff Writer