Per Deadline, Tiffany Haddish has signed on to star in I.F., a family comedy that will reportedly blend live-action and computer animation in the vein of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The film is in development at Universal.
Mike Mitchell (The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Shrek Forever After) will direct from a script penned by Darren Lemke (Shazam!, Goosebumps). Haddish is producing through her She Ready banner with Safehouse Pictures partners Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold. All we know right now is that the film tells the story of an imaginary friend.
Universal will be hoping the film is closer to those Roger Rabbit comparisons rather than some other live-action/CGI hybrids that haven’t been nearly as successful. Tom & Jerry from earlier this year comes to mind.
Haddish is already having an excellent 2021, having starred in hidden camera comedy Bad Trip, Jerrod Carmichael‘s festival darling On The Count Of Three, and comedy-drama Here Today alongside Billy Crystal.
She’ll next be seen in Paul Schrader‘s The Card Counter, and is also working on comedies The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent and Easter Sunday.
Haddish’s She Ready banner are also developing projects such as Tracey’s Life Matters, a sitcom inspired by the life of comedian Tracey Ashley, limited series The Bardess, an adaptation of comic book Mystery Girl for Netflix, and a feature comedy titled Homecoming Queen, based on Haddish’s own trip to Africa.