Some breaking news over at Deadline Hollywood:
Seriously? I give up.
Why am I killing myself trying to come up with original ideas? Black guys helping white guys do criminal stuff! That's all you need! That's the only idea there is so I should just stick with it.
You may remember last year's "Tower Heist" (or maybe you don't). A big budget comedy. Some ordinary folks want to rob from the Bernie Madoff type guy who ripped them off. Only one problem: they don't know how to steal. So who do they enlist to help them? Eddie Murphy, the black guy. He knows how to steal.
Or how about "Horrible Bosses". Three white guys want to enact revenge on their horrible bosses by murdering them. Only one problem: they are white. They don't know how to murder. Who do they enlist to help them? Jamie Foxx, the black guy, who becomes their "murder consultant".
But really, I am ignoring the even bigger elephant in the room. A movie called "Big Stan". Starring Rob Schneider. The logline:
A rich, soft-handed real estate con artist is sentenced to a maximum security prison. He hires a guy to get him ready to do hard time before he has to report to prison.
In fairness, the movie came out in 2007, and that's like a million years ago. I'm sure the comedy writers who pitched this have never heard of it.
Fuck this shit.