Rob Corddry receives PROJECT A

After more supporting jobs than Pamela Anderson's newest bra, funnyman Rob Corddry lands his first leading role!

You probably won't know him by name but if you've been keeping up with the current state of populist comedies over the past couple of years then it's impossible for you to have NOT noticed this guy.

His name is Rob Corddry and he has played supporting parts since 2006 alone in... HAROLD AND KUMAR 2, WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS, SEMI-PRO, THE HEARTBREAK KID, I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY, BLADES OF GLORY, THE WEDDING DAZE, THE TEN and FAILURE TO LAUNCH. Wow, that's quite an exhaustive list for just the past two years. His comedy streak is set to continue (or maybe already has) for Oliver Stone's biopic of George Bush where he plays former U.S. Press Secretary Ari Fleischer in what is being billed as a comedy satire. He also has a Justin Long comedy by the name of Patriotville and an Eva Longoria/Jason Biggs comedy Lower Learning on his upcoming schedule to. Whether you like it or not, he is the supporting face of comedy right now. But maybe not supporting for much longer. The Hollywood Reporter say Corddry has landed his first leading role for Project A - a comedy he will star as the "A" - a man trained by the U.S. government as a Cold War experiment to become the world's biggest jerk for WB's new version of New Line. Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder, Idiocracy) has wrote the script and it should be made sometime this year, once they have found a director. Ok - so it's hardly a movie to get Obsessed over... but this guy has kinda managed to be the better part of these terrifically lame comedies which have made me want to jump out of my seat and into the theatre to bash the heads together of everyone else who thought it would be a good idea to act out that tripe. I like this guy... reminds me of when Steve Carrell began in the background of things.
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