What happens when you mix a hot, comedic behind-the-scenes guy, a member of Kathleen Turner Overdrive and the ghost-fighting Dr. Egon Spengler? You get Columbia Pictures' Year One, the latest comedy added to Judd Apatow's production heap. The movie will star Tenacious rocker Jack Black and be helmed by the one and only Harold Ramis. Unfortunately, and annoyingly, there doesn't seem to be any word on what this movie is about. It's a collaboration between Ramis and two writers of The Office -- Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. Is it the first year of life? Of work? Of a family? Of a space mission?

I'd bet that whatever ultimately comes after the "of" will be good. This production is a Who's Who of Hollywood names. Besides the people mentioned above, there is Arrested Development'sMichael Cera (also in Apatow's upcoming Superbad), signed on to co-star with Black, and Owen Wilson, who will executive produce. That means we've got Black coming off some potentially great work like Be Kind, Rewind, the new comedic wonderkid Cera, Ramis who is responsible for everything from episodes of The Office to Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters and Apatow, who is making up for his old, canceled shows everywhere he turns. And of course, since these guys stick with the actors they like, I wouldn't be surprised if the film includes any of Apatow's comedic harem -- Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill and all the rest of 'em. Methinks Columbia knows where the funny money is -- they're also behind Walk Hard, Pineapple Express and You Don't Mess with the Zohan.
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