It was announced Monday that Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt have signed on to co-star in Todd Rohal’s latest film. The film, which is untitled right now, is written and will be directed by Rohal, who is still riding the success of his second feature film, “The Catechism Cataclysm,” which premiered at Sundance.
The film will be, according to a press release, is based on Rohal’s childhood experiences and is “an outlandish yet poignant comedy about a pair of battling brothers who attempt to honor their ailing father by taking a troop of boys on a last ditch camping trip that goes wildly wrong.” The film will also star Rob Riggle, Maura Tierney and Patrice O’Neal, and production will start this week.
“Todd looks at the world through a different set of lenses than the rest of us, and yet his vision manages to be simultaneously unique and universal,” said Peter Saraf, who is co-producing with Marc Turtletaub and Lisa Muskat as well as financing through his and Turtletaub’s Big Beach Films. “I think that’s his because his humor, while twisted at times, is fundamentally compassionate and truthful. The combination of Todd with this hilariously amazing cast is going to make for an exciting ride, and we’re tightening our seatbelts.”