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Comedic Actors Brandon T. Jackson and Jay Pharoah Join New Comedy Film!

Posted Mar 8, 2012

As we told you last week, comedian Jay Pharoah had jumped in a new comedy film, and we were told to wait until the official release dropped today to confirm. (If you recall, we bumped into him as soon as he got off stage at taping of The Shaq All Star Comedy Jam in Orlando.) Well, now we can confirm that Pharoah has joined the new comedy film titled Get A Job with Brandon T. Jackson!

This news is shocking because we were originally told that Jackso was going to shoot the new Percy Jackson sequel, and then after speaking to several sources today, we discovered that Jackson is going to do BOTH films back-to-back, with a bigger role in the Percy Jackson sequel.

On a side note, we were also told that Jackson is going to make a MAJOR announcement in June about a huge project, and we can only speculate on what that will be.

Anyway, here is the official press release from CBS films, who is the producers of the new film Get A Job;

CBS Films announced today that Bryan Cranston (Drive, TV’s Breaking Bad), Anna Kendrick (50/50, Up In The Air) and Miles Teller (Footloose, Project X) will star in the comedy tentatively titled Get A Job.  Nick Braun (Prom, TV’s Poor Paul), Alison Brie (Scream 4, TV’s Community), Brandon T. Jackson (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, Tropic Thunder), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fright Night, Superbad) and Jay Pharoah (TV’s Saturday Night Live, Lola Versus) are set to co-star in the film. Dylan Kidd (Roger Dodger, TV’s Children’s Hospital) is attached to direct the film from a screenplay by Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel.  Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher (Django Unchained, Contagion) of Double Feature Films are attached to produce.

Get A Job is a multi-generational comedy about four recent college graduates who discover that their lofty expectations and the realities of adulthood are two very different things.  Teller will play Will Davis, who finds his true calling after struggling through an entry level job.  Kendrick plays Jillian Stewart, Will’s type-A girlfriend, who lives her life according to the strictest of plans.  Cranston plays Roger Davis, Will’s father who is hunting for a job at the same time as his son.  Braun, Mintz-Plasse and Jackson will play Will’s three friends, (Charlie, Ethan and Luke, respectively), each of whom find careers with some interesting results. Brie will play Tanya, one of the group’s sharp-witted co-workers.  Pharoah will play Skeezy D, who starts his own recession-proof business.

“We are making an emotionally honest comedy about the challenges that every generation faces in our rapidly changing world. We have assembled an extraordinary cast to make that happen,” commented Kidd.

Maria Faillace and Ryan Conroy are overseeing the project for CBS Films. The film is set to begin production on March 12th in Los Angeles.

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