NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING
NICHOLAS STOLLER (Directed by/Written by) is a director, writer
and producer of intelligent, character-driven comedies that sometimes feature
Most recently, Stoller directed the hit comedy blockbuster Neighbors, which
starred Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne for Universal Pictures and earned
over $270 million worldwide.
Stoller's upcoming film projects include Storks, an animated film Stoller wrote,
produced and co-directed, and which will be released by Warner Bros. on
September 23; and the animated feature adaptation of Captain Underpants for
DreamWorks, which Stoller is writing. For television, Stoller co-wrote and is an
executive producer working on the second season of The Carmichael Show and is an
executive producer on Fox's new hit comedy series The Grinder, which stars Fred
Savage and Rob Lowe.
Stoller co-wrote The Five-Year Engagement with collaborator and star Jason Segel,
which Universal Pictures released in April 2012. The film, which Stoller
produced alongside Rodney Rothman and Apatow Productions, tells the story of the
ups and downs of a man's five-year engagement with his fiancee (Emily Blunt).
Stoller previously teamed with Segel to write and executive produce James
Bobin's The Muppets for Walt Disney Pictures. The critically acclaimed film,
which starred Segel and Amy Adams, received an Academy Award for Best Original
Song and won the Critics' Choice Movie Award in the same category. The Muppets
grossed more than $165 million at the worldwide box office. He then went on to
write and executive produce its sequel, Muppets Most Wanted.
Stoller made his directorial debut with the comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall,
which starred Segel, Mila Kunis, Jonah Hill, Kristen Bell, Bill Hader and
Russell Brand. The film was produced by Apatow Productions and grossed more than
$105 million worldwide. Stoller went on to make Get Him to the Greek, which he
wrote, directed and produced. Hill and Brand reprised their Forgetting Sarah
Marshall roles, as Hill's character struggles to escort rock star Aldous Snow
(Brand) from London to Los Angeles for a comeback tour that begins at the Greek
Theatre. Universal Pictures released the film in June 2010.
Additionally, Stoller wrote the smash hit Yes Man, which starred Jim Carrey as a
man who turns his life around by saying "yes" to every opportunity, as well as a
modern reimagining of Gulliver's Travels, which starred Jack Black and Blunt.
Stoller's first job in the entertainment industry was comedy writing for Judd
Apatow's celebrated FOX television series Undeclared. Segel and Stoller met
during the show and hit it off upon discovering a shared love for painful,
heart-wrenching comedy. Stoller made the transition to screenwriting doing
rewrites and co-writing numerous projects with Apatow, including Carrey's
vehicle Fun With Dick and Jane.
Stoller, a Harvard alumnus who wrote for The Harvard Lampoon, was born in
London, England, and raised in Miami. He currently resides in Los Angeles with
his wife, Francesca, and their daughters, Penelope and Frederica.
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