Azaria's job "Outsourced" for Comedy
Hank Azaria is in negotiations to make his feature directing debut on the comedy "Outsourced."
The story is set in motion after an American factory is shut down and transported to Mexico. Two workers venture south of the border to get their jobs back. Columbia Pictures originally envisaged it as a vehicle for Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Currently, no cast is attached.
Azaria, who voices the characters of Moe, Apu and Chief Wiggum on "The Simpsons," directed the 2004 short "Nobody's Perfect," an ensemble comedy featuring Ellen Pompeo, Maria Bello, Sarah Silverman and himself.
He is coming off his Tony-nominated Broadway-run of "Spamalot" and the Emmy-winning television show "Huff," and will lend his voice to Fox's upcoming summer tentpole "The Simpsons Movie." His recent acting credits include "Along Came Polly" and "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story."
- New project: "Outsourced"