The Broken Lizard comedy troupe will begin production of The Slammin’ Salmon in January with indie financing.
Kevin Heffernan will direct and co-star along with Broken Lizard members Jay Chandrasekhar, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske.
The story, to be written by the troupe, revolves around a restaurant owner and former heavyweight champ who pits his wait staff against each other in a Glengarry Glen Ross-like competition.
Richard Perello will produce for Broken Lizard with Julia Dray and Peter E. Lengyel serving as executive producers.
Broken Lizard is developing Ambulance Chasers and an untitled project under its first look deal at Warner Bros. It also has set up Taildraggers with Participant Pictures and Pony Bush with Dimension.