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Ben Stiller Finally Achieves Puberty

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 22, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 22, 2009 |

Ben Stiller, as both an actor and a producer, has a good 15 movies currently in development, including Little Fockers and the long-gestating Hardy Men with Tom Cruise. He’s even currently attached to direct The Trial of the Chicago 7, the Aaron Sorkin-scripted courtroom drama (based on the real trial of Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, Bobby Seale, etc.) that Steven Spielberg passed on.

Add this one to the pile of projects Stiller currently has up in the air (compliments, again, of The Hollwyood Cog): Puberty. Produced by Richard Brener and New Line Cinema, Puberty follows a thirty-something male who, as a medical oddity, never suffered the effects of puberty. Suddenly, during the biggest business meeting of his adult life, puberty arrives. Hijinx ensues.

It sounds like a bad “SNL” skit, and if it’s ever made, who knows how they’ll stretch that into a full-length movie. But then again, most of Ben Stiller’s career has felt like a bad “SNL” skit, and there are no commercial breaks to offer a reprieve. But who doesn’t look forward to Stiller simultaneously popping zits and boners in the boardroom? That’s comedy, folks!

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