Mandate Pictures announced today that acclaimed commercial director Randy Krallman will direct Bullies, marking his major feature film directorial debut. The original idea from Danny McBride (Your Highness, HBO’s “Eastbound & Down,” Pineapple Express) is written by Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul (Yes Man, “Allen Gregory”) and produced by Rough House Pictures. The company says it will begin casting right away.
The comedy, about two brothers who have bullied people their whole life and finally get what is coming to them, will be produced by Rough House principals Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Matt Reilly. Mandate President Nathan Kahane will executive produce and Aaron Ensweiler will oversee the project for Mandate.
Danny McBride said: “When we first met Randy he said he always wanted to direct The Bible. We thought that ‘Bullies’ might be more entertaining.”
Matt Reilly added: “This is one of the most audacious scripts in years. Not only is it is absolutely hilarious, but it also tackles a topical, relevant issue in a fun, smart, and provocative way.”