Ben Stiller’s next directorial feature to follow the success he had with Tropic Thunder will be called Help Me Spread Goodness, a “drama with comedic overtones.”
According to Variety, the film about a banker in Chicago who falls for a Nigerian internet scam was written by Mark Friedman and is being developed by Participant Media. Apparently it won’t be a full-on comedy, but will be intended to shed light on the current problems being experienced in Nigeria.
When Stiller will start this project is yet to be determined, as he’s already about to start work on the sequel Little Fockers and he even has another directorial project in the works with The Trial of the Chicago 7, a drama written by Aaron Sorkin (Charlie Wilson’s War) that was once to be directed by Steven Soderbergh. Now it’s being directed by Stiller.
I know. Weird.