Danny McBride to Write & Star in R-Rated Camp Trip Comedy 'Clown'
Though Danny McBride has been working in comedy for a long time, the multi-talented actor, writer, and producer is about to try something he's never done before. Deadline reports the star of HBO's "Eastbound and Down" is teaming with The Hangover director Todd Phillips to produce an American remake of a Danish film and television series called Clown. McBride will also write and star in the film, which follows two men who go on a camping trip filled with debauchery, but there's a catch - one of the guys has to bring his girlfriend's 13-year-old boy to prove he's ready to be a father. Guess how that turns out? More below!
Apparently the original Danish version of Clown was compared to The Hangover upon its release, which offers an easy connection for Phillips as a producer. The American version is still searching for a director, but it wouldn't be out of the question for Phillips to take over after he's completed his Hangover trilogy. At least this would give him something new to do instead of continue running that franchise into the ground, since he recently said the third movie would be the last in the series. Meanwhile, McBride's brash vulgarity relies almost completely on his straight-faced delivery, and I can only imagine that introducing a kid into the mix (along with another high-profile comedian, I'm sure) will result in some very quotable lines. Here's hoping Clown turns out better than McBride's most recent effort, the unimpressive 30 Minutes or Less.
For those interested, our friends at Drafthouse Films will also be sending out the original Danish film Klovn on July 27th this summer. For a glimpse at the film and more information, check out the their site right here. It looks like a truly wild comedy full of debauchery.