Universal Bringing Baruchel’s Klutch to Theaters

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Jay Baruchel is finally bringing his passion project — based on his character Johnny Klutz –to the big screen, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Rob McKittrick has come aboard to write Johnny Klutz, a comedy Universal picked up with Baruchel attached to star and Red Hour producing.

Working from his love of physical comedy, Baruchel created the character of Klutz, a lovable loser who is impervious to pain. McKittrick came up with a story based on the Klutz character, which put the project in gear.

Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld and Jeremy Kramer are producing for Red Hour. Thruline’s Marc Hamou and Willie Mercer, who represent Baruchel, will serve as executive producers.