Stephen Merchant Gets A “Hall Pass”

Stephen Merchant and J.B. Smoove have joined the cast of the Farrelly brothers comedy “Hall Pass” at New Line says Reuters.

The story revolves around two couples with both wives giving their husbands permission to engage in extramarital encounters. When the wives begin exercising the same privilege for themselves, things get complicated.

Merchant and Smoove will play friends of the two guys who accompany them as they attempt to cash their tickets.

Owen Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Amanda Bynes and Jason Sudeikis star in the project which Bobby and Peter Farrelly will direct and co-wrote with Kevin Barnett and Pete Jones.

Filming kicks off this week in Atlanta.