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So, this could be really funny…probably. But I guess I’ll leave my judgement until I see a trailer or something. Deadline reports that Patton Oswalt (the upcoming “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas”) and Johnny Knoxville, famous for all those “Jackass” episodes and movies, have signed on to star as pair of battling brothers who attempt to honor their ailing father by taking a troop of boys on a last ditch camping trip that goes wildly wrong.
Don’t know why, but Adam Sandler came to mind when I read that plot.
Anyhoo, the still untitled film is written and will be directed by emerging comedic auteur Todd Rohal, who directed his Sundance hit “The Catechism Cataclysm“, a film based loosely on Rohal’s life.
The untitled comedy begins production later this week and will also star Rob Riggle, Maura Tierney and Patrice O’Neal.
The film is being financed by Marc Turtletaub’s and Peter Saraf’s Big Beach Films. Turtletaub, Saraf and Lisa Muskat are producing, David Gordon Green is executive producing, and Michael Clark and John Hodges will oversee production for Big Beach.
“Todd looks at the world through a different set of lenses than the rest of us, and yet his vision managers to be simultaneously unique and universal,” Saraf said. “I think that’s because his humor, while twisted at times, is fundamentally compassionate and truthful. The combination of Todd with this hilariously amazing cast is going to make for an exciting ride, and we’re tightening our seatbelts.”