Jonah Hill Sets Up “The Adventurer’s Handbook”

Universal Pictures has acquired “Superbad” actor Jonah Hill’s comedy script “The Adventurer’s Handbook” reports Entertainment Weekly.

Taking inspiration from the book by Mick Conefrey, the story follows a quartet of pals go on a global adventure, inspired by the hardcore stories of explorers whose tales are chronicled in Conefrey’s book.

Hill co-wrote the script with Matt Spicer and Max Winkler while Akiva Schaffer (“Hot Rod”) is in negotiations to direct. Hill and Jason Schwartzman will star.

Production kicks off later this year.