Rumbles Of Tropic Thunder

Ben Stiller plans to star in and direct “Tropic Thunder”, a high concept comedy that he’s been developing ever since he worked on Steven Spielberg’s “Empire of the Sun” way back in 1987.

The story is about the making of a big-budget war movie where everything that can go wrong does, and where the actors end up becoming the commandos they are playing.

Stiller wrote the script with Etan Cohen (“Madagascar 2 “) and actor Justin Theroux. Production Weekly reports that principle photography is scheduled to begin in July.