Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in early negotiations to direct the R-rated musical comedy “Wingmen” for Universal Pictures.
Gordon-Levitt was already attached to star in the movie alongside Channing Tatum in the story of two pilots who crash-land in Las Vegas. The project is said to be a jukebox musical of Top 100 hits, but with a touch of adult humor.
Michael Bacall (“21 Jump Street”) and Gordon-Levitt came up with the pitch which sparked a bidding war last year.
Tatum, Gordon-Levitt, Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan will produce. Filming isn’t expected to begin for a while yet.