Amazon MGM Studios Lands Hot Package ‘The Robots Go Crazy’ From Andy Samberg And Radio Silence

EXCLUSIVE: It looks like another big package is off the market as sources tell Deadline Amazon MGM Studios has landed The Robots Go Crazy with Andy Samberg attached to star and Radio Silence’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett on board to direct.

The duo will also produce with Samberg and Ali Bell via The Lonely Island’s banner Party Over Here, Radio Silence’s Chad Villella, and Silk Mass’s Jon Silk. Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone will also produce for Party Over Here. Andrew Lanham is on board to pen the script and will executive produce.

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Plot details are unknown other than it being described as an action comedy.

Samberg, the former SNL castmember also known for his roles in his comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine and comedy feature Palm Springs, can next be seen opposite Kate Winslet in the biographical film, Lee, where he co-stars opposite Kate Winslet The film is set to release theatrically across the US on September 20.

Last month, Samberg launched a new podcast with Seth Meyers, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.  Aptly titled The Lonely Island & Seth Meyers Podcast, the podcast discusses the groundbreaking series of SNL Digital Shorts created by The Lonely Island beginning in 2005.

Samberg recently voiced the titular character in Digman!, an animated series on Comedy Central which he co-created and wrote alongside showrunner Neil Campbell. Samberg and Campbell produce with Ali Bell and The Lonely Island’s Party Over Here banner.

After helping relaunch the Scream franchise with the two most recent installments breaking box-office records for the series, the filmmakers most recently directed the Universal horror pic Abigail.

Samberg is repped by UTA and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole and Radio Silence is repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Lanham is repped by UTA, Kaplan/Perrone and Logan Clare at Ziffren Brittenham.


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