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The comedy genre has slowly learned that Daily Show correspondents are box office gold. Besides show host, Jon Stewart, Steve Carell was able to blossom onto films such as Anchorman, Bruce Almighty and Forty Year-Old Virgin to help push the laughs and the ticket sales.
It now looks like it is Rob Corddry's turn to share some of the spotlight, something that has gotten only bigger for him ever since Stephen Colbert started his own show.
Corddry for The Donar
According to Variety, Paramount Pictures has acquired The Donor, a comedy pitch to be developed as a star vehicle for Rob Corddry.
Jon Stewart's Busboy, responsible for both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, is making the project its first homegrown film production. Pitch was hatched by Stewart, Karlin and Corddry, the latter of whom will write with Jason Mantzoukas and Brian Huskey. Logline is being kept under wraps.
With the success of Steve Carell, Stewart is taking an active role in the feature fortunes of Corddry, who has been stepping up in both feature and TV roles.
After starting with small roles in films like Old School and Failure to Launch, Corddry recently wrapped Blades of Glory for DreamWorks and the Paul Feig-directed Unaccompanied Minors for Warner Bros.
Besides the films mentioned above, Corddry has a whole slew of future projects he is looking to jump on to including Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story and Fox sitcom The Winner.