Overture, Bigger Boat are Going Short


Overture Films and A Bigger Boat are developing an untitled feature produced by Peter Farrelly and Charles Wessler consisting of two dozen short comedy films in the vein of The Groove Tube and Kentucky Fried Movie, says Variety.

Directors already in talks include Brett Ratner, Todd Phillips, Mike Judge, Josh Gordon and Will Speck. Farrelly will also direct two of the shorts.

Overture will handle domestic distribution. John Penotti will produce and Tim Williams will executive produce for with Marc Ambrose line producing and Tom Gormican co-producing.

Pre-production is underway with shooting scheduled to begin in January.

Farrelly and Wessler have collaborated previously on There’s Something About Mary, Dumb & Dumber and Shallow Hal.