Over the last decade Method Man has been one of the biggest success stories in terms of rappers crossing over to acting. He’s appeared in cult comedies (How High), indie smashes (Garden State), and one of the most critically acclaimed television series of all time (The Wire). Next up for the Staten Island emcee is a project with one of the biggest names in comedy, Jonah Hill.

The Sitter tells the story of a babysitter, played by Hill, making a cross town drug run with his underage charges in tow. The movie, which will be directed by Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green, will also feature the talents of Sam Rockwell and J.B. Smoove. Meth’s character’s name is Jacoby but little is known beyond that but judging from the pedigree of the cast and crew and some of the films they’ve been involved with chances are good that this’ll be very good, stoner friendly comedy.

The Sitter is currently in pre-production. Twentieth Century Fox has a tentative release date scheduled for July 15, 2011.