Escape Artists to produce comedy from 'Sarah Marshall' team
Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch will produce for Escape Artists. Should Stoller and Segel’s deals close, the latter could be paired with one of his previous co-stars, such as Amy Adams (“The Muppets”) or Emily Blunt, who toplines Stoller’s upcoming Universal comedy “The Five-Year Engagement” with Segel. Stoller’s “Get Him to the Greek” star Rose Byrne and Jennifer Garner are also in the mix along with Reese Witherspoon. “Sex Tape” is a high priority project at Sony, which paid low seven figures for Angelo’s spec script in June. Sony execs Andrea Giannetti and Adam Milano will oversee the project for the studio. Segel, who recently starred in Sony’s hit comedy “Bad Teacher,” next toplines Disney’s “The Muppets,” which he and Stoller co-wrote for director James Bobin. Thesp recently wrapped Judd Apatow’s latest, as-yet untitled movie and also stars in the Duplass brothers’ comedy “Jeff Who Lives at Home.” Segel is repped by WME and Abrams Entertainment, while UTA reps Stoller.