Dave Franco will be reprising his “Neighbors” role in the comedy’s upcoming sequel.
Seth Rogen and Zac Efron are set to return for “Neighbors 2” as well, with Chloe Moretz joining the cast.
Universal’s original was a surprise, grossing $268.2 million worldwide. The first film followed a couple whose lives were turned upside down after declaring war on the fraternity that moved in next door.
The sequel, also directed by Nicholas Stoller, has a vague plot revolving around a sorority causing trouble rather than a frat.
Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver will produce under their Point Grey Pictures banner. Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien will serve as executive producers alongside Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake. Writers include Cohen, O’Brien, Rogen, Stoller and Goldberg.
Exec VP of production Erik Baiers and creative executive Chloe Yellin will oversee the project for Universal. Erin Westerman is handling on behalf of Good Universe, and Josh Fagen will be the point person for Point Grey. Both Westerman and Fagen will co-produce.
The sequel is slated for release on May 20, 2016.
Franco recently wrapped production on the thriller “Nerve” and also has “Now You See Me: The Second Act” on the horizon. He is repped by CAA and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.
The Wrap first reported the news.