IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade signs up for Neighbourhood Watch

Richard Ayoade – best known as Moss from The IT Crowd, and director of the sublime coming-of-age flick Submarinehas been cast opposite Ben StillerVince Vaughn and Jonah Hill in the new comedy Neighbourhood Watch.

The film centres on a group of dads who accidentally happen upon an alien plot to destroy the world. Jared Stern’s original screenplay was recently rewritten by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Hot Rod‘s Akiva Schaffer – also of The Lonely Island fame – is set to direct.

Last week it was rumoured Chris Tucker was circling a role in the film; specifically, that of the recently divorced Jamarcus. Variety now reports Ayoade has instead scored the role.

Hopefully Ayoade’s Hollywood stint will be as successful as that of his IT Crowd co-star Chris O’Dowd (last seen as Kristen Wiig‘s boyfriend in Bridesmaids).

Discuss: Glad to see Ayoade break into the big time?

One Response to “IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade signs up for Neighbourhood Watch”

  1. He’s never even been to the crunch.

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