Fresh off winning the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for his directorial debut I Don’t Feet At Home In This World Anymore, writer-director Macon Blair has set Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson to star in the darkly comedic road movie THE SHITHEADS, the Tracking Board has learned.
Imperative Entertainment will finance The Shitheads and co-produce with Rough House Pictures, whose principals Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Jody Hill will serve as executive producers along with Jeremy Saulnier, the filmmaker who previously worked with Blair on Blue Ruin and Green Room.
Described as “The Last Detail by way of Bret Easton Ellis,” the film follows a pair of deeply unqualified bozos who’ve been hired to transport a troubled teenage millionaire to rehab. Mayhem and general shenanigans ensue, but it’s anyone’s guess whether important life lessons will be learned.
Alex Orr and Rough House’s Brandon James will produce alongside Jillian Apfelbaum of Imperative, whose Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will also executive produce with Orr’s Fake Wood Wallpaper and Blair’s Bonneville Films.
“We’re excited to continue our mission to support emerging filmmakers like Macon, whose unique vision for The Shitheads is both hilarious and harrowing,” Imperative’s Friedkin and Thomas said in a joint statement. “We’re equally thrilled to partner with the team at Rough House, whose taste and talent we admire tremendously.”
CAA, which represents Blair, Morgan, Wilson and Rough House, packaged and arranged financing for the film, and will represent its domestic distribution rights.
Blair is also represented by Anonymous Content; Morgan by ML Management and Hansen Jacobson; and Wilson by Hirsch Wallerstein. Imperative’s John Atwood negotiated the deal, and Jasmine Daghighian will be the creative executive on the project.
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