Andy Samberg Teams Up With Radio Silence for Amazon’s Action Comedy


– Andy Samberg is attached to star in the action comedy ‘The Robots Go Crazy,’ with Radio Silence’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett set to direct the film.
– Produced by The Lonely Island’s production company and Radio Silence’s team, the film’s script is being penned by Andrew Lanham, who has credits on ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ and ‘Just Mercy.’
– Amazon MGM Studios secured the comedy pitch package, and the film will mark another collaboration between Samberg and Radio Silence following their respective recent projects.

Andy Samberg, the beloved comedic talent known for his tenure on “Saturday Night Live” and for being a part of the musical comedy trio The Lonely Island, is poised to bring his unique humor to a new audience in a comedy feature directed by the formidable duo known as Radio Silence. This creative team, consisting of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, has gained a reputation for blending visceral storytelling with a knack for suspense and humor.

Amazon MGM Studios has secured the rights to the comedy pitch package entitled “The Robots Go Crazy”, which will feature Samberg’s on-screen charisma. Though specifics of the plot remain under wraps, the action comedy label promises a thrilling ride potentially laden with Robot-induced mayhem and mischief, the likes of which Samberg’s comedic stylings are perfectly suited to navigate.

The production roster boasts a list of notable industry names. Alongside Samberg, The Lonely Island’s production company, Party Over Here, brings in the talents of producers Ali Bell, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone. The creative force behind Radio Silence — Bettinelli-Olpin, Gillett, and their collaborator Chad Villella — will also contribute their producing prowess, along with Silk Mass’ Jon Silk.

Script duties are undertaken by Andrew Lanham, whose repertoire includes the narratively compelling “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and the critically acclaimed “Just Mercy”. His presence in the writers’ room sets a high expectation for the screenplay, matched by his executive production role in this upcoming endeavor.

Andy Samberg’s career has recently seen a diversification of roles. Fresh from his role in the Hulu release “Self Reliance”, Samberg will join the illustrious Kate Winslet and Josh O’Connor in the biopic “Lee”, inspired by the life of WWII photographer Lee Miller. His voice work continues to resonate with audiences through animated features “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” and the reboot “Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers”.

The directing team of Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett come off a successful venture with “Abigail”, a vampire narrative which Universal distributed last month. Their cinematic vision, demonstrated through their direction of the latest “Scream” sequels and the darkly comedic “Ready or Not”, solidifies their position as versatile and sought-after filmmakers in the genre space.

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When timing is everything in Hollywood, Gillett spoke with The Hollywood Reporter prior to the release of “Abigail” and emphasized their ethos of seizing creative opportunities as they arise, not lingering idly between projects. This rapid transition from the success of “Abigail” to their next venture speaks to their energetic approach and willingness to dive into new material that captures their interest.

The news of the deal — first reported by Deadline — sets anticipation alight for what is shaping up to be a creative marriage of Samberg’s comedic genius and Radio Silence’s innovative directing. The partnership of these dynamic forces within “The Robots Go Crazy” promises a cinematic experience bursting with laughter, action, and presumably, a horde of mischievous robots.

The eagerness with which the film industry awaits the fruits of this team-up is palatable. Looking ahead, the combination of Samberg’s comedic flair, Radio Silence’s directorial finesse, and Lanham’s storytelling craft, heralds the potential for “The Robots Go Crazy” to stand as a beacon of comic relief and high-octane entertainment in a market constantly in pursuit of the next big hit.


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