Imperative Entertainment has acquired the rights to Macon Blair's next pic "The Shitheads" with Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson attached to star.and more »
In a competitive bidding auction, Imperative Entertainment has acquired the rights to Macon Blairâ€™s next pic â€œThe Shitheadsâ€ with Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson attached to star.
Blair, whoâ€™s coming off his U.S. dramatic Grand Jury Prize win at Sundance for his directorial debut â€œI Donâ€™t Feel At Home In This World Anymore,â€ will write and direct.
Imperative will co-produce with Rough House Pictures, as well as finance the feature film.
Described as â€œThe Last Detail by Way of Bret Easton Ellis,â€ the darkly comedic road movie follows a pair of deeply unqualified bozos whoÂ have been hired to transport a troubled teenage millionaire to rehab.
Alex Orr and Rough House Pictureâ€™s Brandon James will produce alongside Imperativeâ€™s Jillian Apfelbaum. Imperativeâ€™s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will executive produce, along with Rough House Pictureâ€™s Danny McBride, Jody Hill, and David Gordon Green; Orrâ€™s Fake Wood Wallpaper; and Jeremy Saulnier and Blairâ€™s Bonneville Films.
â€œWeâ€™re excited to continue our mission to support emerging filmmakers like Macon, whose unique vision for â€˜The Shitheadsâ€™ is both hilarious and harrowing,â€ said Imperativeâ€™s Friedkin and Thomas. â€œWeâ€™re equally thrilled to partner with the team at Rough House, whose taste and talent we admire tremendously.â€
Morgan was most recently seen in New Lineâ€™s â€œFist Fightâ€ opposite Ice Cube and Charlie Day, and WilsonÂ appeared in Showtime drama â€œRoadies.â€
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 Teller Hoberman Newman Warren Richman Rush & Kaller LLP; and Wilson by Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman LLP. Imperativeâ€™s John Atwood negotiated the deal, and Jasmine Daghighian will be the creative exec on the project.
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