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Ed Helms and Tracy Morgan to Star in Comedy ‘TAG’

Ed Helms and Tracy Morgan are attached to star in the New Line comedy “TAG.”

Jeff Tomsic will direct the film, which is based on the true story of a group of friends who played a bizarre cross-country version of tag for 30 years. The Wall Street Journal wrote a feature in 2013 called “Tag Brothers,” which followed 10 classmates from Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane, Wash. After attending school together, the gang spread across the country, working in various fields, but retained a bond with a version of the classic children’s game, which they played at family vacations.

Mark Steilen and Rob McKittrick are penning the script. Todd Garner and Sean Robins are producing with Steilen.

Helms, who is repped by UTA and Principato-Young, can be seen next in Warner Bros.’s “Bastards” and most recently appeared in “Love the Coopers.”

Morgan — repped by CAA and ML Management — will next star in another New Line comedy: “Fist Fight.”

Tomsic is repped by UTA and 3 Arts.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the story.

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