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Superbad Director Greg Mattola to Helm Another Teen Boy Comedy


This is not Judd Apatow.
With the titles Superbad and Knocked Up being bandied about together as this summer's greatest comedies, it might be easy to confuse the folks behind the two projects. Judd Apatow directed Knocked Up, and was a producer on Superbad. Greg Mattola directed Superbad.

So what's next for Mattola?
Next up, Mattola will be directing another teenage boy comedy, titled Adventureland. Mattola wrote the script as well, and apparently he had just completed it when Apatow contacted him about directing Superbad. Jesse Eisenberg, who starred in The Squid and the Whale, will play the lead.

The story is as follows:

Story, set in the summer of 1987, concerns an uptight recent college grad who's forced to take a minimum-wage job at the local amusement park after realizing he can't afford his dream European tour. The experience helps him to loosen up a bit as he finds first love, forms new friendships and matures just in time to enter the real world in the fall.

Sounds like fun.
I'm loving these comedies set in the '80s, and I really enjoyed what Mattola did with Superbad. I gotta say, though, I hope there are some funny parts for girls as well as for the guys in this one.

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