Stoner comedy duo Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin are in preproduction on a new movie and “Super Troopers” director Jay Chandrasekhar is set to write and direct the project.
Chong broke the news about the collaboration during an interview with CelebStoner:
“He’s (Chandrasekhar) working a script right now for us. We’ve had some preliminary meetings. It looks really good. It looks really funny. It’s about us going to a festival called the Burning Joint. All sorts of shenanigans happen. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Chandrasekhar and Marin’s manager Ben Fagen came to the duo initially:
“They came at us with a rough idea and now they’re fleshing it out and making it into a budgetable script,” Chong adds. “We could start shooting this summer.”
Cheech and Chong became popular in the ‘70s with their very thanks y successful comedy records. Their success culminated in the release of 1978’s “Up in Smoke,” one of the highest grossing movies of that year. Sequels were released annually after that, ending in 1983 with “Still Smokin.” In 2013 a film animating many of their classic routines was released, but the duo had little to do with it, making this upcoming release the first official film in the Cheech and Chong series since 1983.
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