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Aziz Ansari gets one step closer to mega-A-List superstardom

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aziz-ansariImage Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty ImageParks and Recreation and Human Giant star Aziz Ansari (or perhaps you know him from his anti-Justin Bieber alter-ego Raaaaaaaandy) is entering negotiations to star in Media Rights Capital’s 30 Minutes or Less, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Minutes is co-produced by Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld and will be director Ruben Fleischer’s first movie since Zombieland. Ansari will play a junior high history teacher who, along with a pizza-delivery guy, is forced to rob a bank when one of them is strapped to a bomb vest. Danny McBride might be in the movie, too. So far this sounds very Pineapple Express to me and there better be a twist involving Slurpees.

Ansari’s also in June 4’s Get Him to the Greek (trailer), and is rumored to be the host of MTV’s Movie Awards June 6. His next logical step is obviously to drop everything and travel to Egypt and China with Oprah during her Next Chapter. Is the comedian just having his 30 minutes, or is he poised for total media domination?

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