Ed Helms & Harrison Ford Team for Sea-Faring Comedy at STX
STX has announced the acquisition of a new comedy script The Miserable Adventures of Burt Squire Aboard the Horn High Yo and has already got the ball rolling on the project by landing Ed Helms (Tag) and Harrison Ford (The Call of the Wild) to star in the sea-faring tale.
Written by Ben Bolea (CollegeHumor) and inspired by a true story, the film centers on a family man in the midst of a midlife crisis who embarks on what he hopes would be a dream sailing vacation but ends up shipwrecked in the Atlantic Ocean with a charming but unhinged sea captain.
“We love this story and and are looking forward to working with Mickey and the team at LD and this incredible cast,” Adam Fogelson, STXfilms Motion Picture Group Chairman, said in a statement. “There’s no one better than Ed Helms to play an everyday guy who gets saddled with every comedic misfortune life could throw his way, and Harrison is going to create yet another memorable and iconic character as an unhinged sea captain. Instead of a road-trip comedy, we can’t wait to see these unlikely buddies in this seafaring comedy.”
The film is set to be produced by LD Entertainment’s Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon alongside Kim Zubick, while LD’s Michael Glassman is attached to executive produce.
Ford was most recently seen on the big screen reprising his iconic role of Han Solo in a cameo appearance in the Skywalker Saga conclusion Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as well as the big-budget adaptation of Jack London’s The Call of the Wild, whilst Helms was most recently seen in the Netflix buddy action comedy Coffee and Kareem.
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