Cheech & Chong Reunite For New Movie With Jay Chandrasekhar

03/25/2014 09:42 am ET | Updated Mar 25, 2014
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The following article is provided by Rolling Stone.

By Ryan Reed

It's been more than two decades since Cheech & Chong blew their signature weed cloud over the face of American cinema. But it's time to wake and bake: The world's most famous stoner duo are teaming up with director Jay Chandrasekhar (veteran of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe) for a new film, according to The Hollywood Reporter (via Celebstoner.com). A smokesperson for Cheech Marin confirmed the news to Rolling Stone.

"[Jay is] working on a script right now for us," says Tommy Chong. "We've had some preliminary meetings. It looks really good. It looks really funny. It will be about us going to a festival called the Burning Joint. All sorts of shenanigans happen. It's going to be a lot of fun."

Though the pair have appeared together in various films over the years, this would mark the first official Cheech & Chong movie since their 1983 sequel Still Smokin'. Given his stoner-friendly resume, which includes Broken Lizard vehicles like Super Troopers and Beerfest, Chandrasekhar seems like an ideal match. Chong hopes the as-yet-untitled project will begin filming this summer.

Chong also emphasized that he and partner-in-crime Marin were not involved in the making of 2013's Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie, though they did approve of the film.

"It was not done with our involvement," Chong says. "They animated the old records. I thought for what they had, it was great. We didn't have to write anything. All Cheech and I had to do was look at it and go yea or no. I liked it."

The duo also announced in a release that they have recorded a new song with veteran funk band War and will tour with the group this summer. “That L.A. Sunshine” will be featured on Evolutionary, War's first new studio album in 20 years. The tour kicks off April 5th in Corpus Christi, Texas, with additional dates listed on the pair's website.

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