Ben Stiller Adding Another Layer to 'DodgeBall' with a Sequel

April 23, 2013


Nearly a decade after Ben Stiller first put on a mustache and played dodgeball, the actor has decided to once again mine the narrative possibility of chucking things at people by developing a sequel to DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story.

Rawson Marshall Thurber was auteur of the original, which made over $167 million on a $20 million budget. That experience apparently shook him, though, and he's since only wrote and directed 2008's poorly-regarded adaptation of Michael Chabon's The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. So now Stiller and his Red Hour Films banner have given script duties to Clay Tarver, whose only feature writing credit is for co-writing 2001's Joyride with J.J. Abrams. THR reports Stiller's White Goodman will no longer be the heavy in this script, which instead sees him and Vaughn's Pete LaFleur reluctantly teamed up to face "an even bigger threat"--JUSTIN LONG WAS THE DEVIL THE WHOLE TIME. Or probably just Owen Wilson in an eyepatch.

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