Comedian Will Ferrell and director David Dobkin, who signed on to the project in May, have backed out, according to Variety. The movie had already stalled in development, and the involvement of the successful duo (Dobkin helmed the comedy “Wedding Crashers”) was seen as the shot in the arm the project needed.
The sci-fi comedy was to have followed Ferrell’s character, a newcomer who discovers the local neighborhood watch is involved in an alien cover-up.
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