Amy Poehler, Ike Barinholtz teaming up for basketball comedy

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Amy Poehler, Ike Barinholtz Teaming Up for Basketball Comedy

Amy Poehler is reteaming with Ike Barinholtz for an untitled basketball comedy just picked up by Universal.

Poehler will star and produce the comedy via her Paper Kite Productions banner. Scott Stuber is also producing.

Barinholtz, for his part, will pen the script with writing partner David Stassen.

Poehler will play a once promising basketball coach who is asked to lead an NBA team under the gaze of a reluctant organization and the pressure of being "the first." Barinholtz will also take a role in film.

Paper Kite's Brooke Posch, Barinholtz and Stassen will exec produce.

Poehler and Barinholtz first teamed up for Sisters, the upcoming Universal comedy in which the Barinholtz plays the comedienne's love interest. (The movie opens December 25.)

Poehler is coming off of Inside Out, Pixar's acclaimed hit in which she voices the character Joy. This fall, she will shoot the New Line comedy The House opposite Will Ferrell. Her Paper Kites banner produces the Comedy Central hit Broad City and NBC's Welcome to Sweden.

Barinholtz and Stassen wrote Central Intelligence, the action comedy starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart which is currently in production in Boston. The pair also write for The Mindy Project, in which Barinholtz also appears opposite star Mindy Kaling. (Production on the fourth season, which will now air on Hulu, begins later this year.)

Additionally, Barinholtz is due to reprise his role for Neighbors 2 this fall.

Poehler is repped by 3 Arts, WME and Sloane Offer. Barinholtz is repped by UTA, Principato Young and Morris Yorn. Stassen is repped by UTA, Mosaic and Morris Yorn.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL and get the top celebrity, movies, music and TV news delivered to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners

Nature Gets Revenge On Safari Hunter Who Killed Elephants And Lions For Sport Nature Gets Revenge On Safari Hunter Who Killed Elephants And Lions For Sport
Don't Get Too Close To a Newborn Giraffe Unless You Want to Get Kicked in the Nuts Don't Get Too Close To a Newborn Giraffe Unless You Want to Get Kicked in the Nuts
Man Suspects His Wife Is Cheating On Him - Then His Daughter Reveals What's Really Going Man Suspects His Wife Is Cheating On Him - Then His Daughter Reveals What's Really Going