‘Broad City’ Star Paul W. Downs Boards Female-Driven Sony Comedy

Broad City” actor Paul W. Downs will star in an untitled female-driven comedy for Sony.

Lucia Aniello is directing from an R-rated script that she co-wrote with Downs. The duo will also produce the project with Matt Tolmach and Dave Becky. The logline is under wraps, beyond the fact that the film combines elements of “Weekend at Bernie’s” and “The Hangover.”

Aniello and Downs are also executive producers on “Broad City.” She directed the pilot and several episodes on the series, which has been renewed by Comedy Central for a third season.

Aniello and Downs began developing the female spinoff of Sony’s “21 Jump Street” in April.

Sony picked up rights to the spec script in an auction. Aniello and Downs are repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Ziffren’s PJ Shapiro.

The news was first reported by Deadline.

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