Long, Hawkes, Philippe Join “Chronicle”

Justin Long, John Hawkes and Ryan Philippe are all set to team for the pot-themed comedy “Chronicle” which has been set up and Long’s new production company reports Deadline.

The story follows two childhood friends who reunite to launch the biggest marijuana dealership in New York City. Jay Alaimo (“Pretzel,” “Slingshot,” “Chlorine”) will direct with production kicking off later this year.

According to The Playlist, the likes of Mickey Rourke, Helena Bonham Carter, Kate Mara, Danny Masterson and Vincent D’Onofrio were in discussions to join the cast as of last month. No word if any of them are still involved.