Parkes/MacDonald Pick Up Actors/Cops Pitch

Producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald have picked up Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly’s untitled action-comedy pitch says The Hollywood Reporter.

Trevorrow has done research into the practice of various police departments who recruit improv actors to help out on low-level stings and has incorporated it into a feature comedy with a “Tropic Thunder” feel.

The story of the film has three such actors helping bust a DVD-bootlegging operation. When it turns out to be a front for much more nefarious activities, the comedy trio ends up on the run from crooks and cops alike.