With the final season of Eastbound & Down wrapping up on Sunday, Danny McBride’s schedule is wide open once again. He’s been attaching himself to quite a few projects over the past few years including Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel’s The Apocalypse, Jody Hill’s L.A.P.I. and Todd Phillips’ The Chadster, and now it looks like he will also be adding another Todd Phillips production to his plate called Clown. The movie is a remake of a Danish flick called Klovn, a raunchy comedy that has received plenty of comparisons to The Hangover. Danny McBride will write the script and star in the film. The plot synopsis is as follows:
“Casper and Frank plan a canoeing trip deemed ‘Tour de Pussy’ in which they plan to party hard and have as much sex as possible. Then, Frank discovers his girlfriend is pregnant and wants to get rid of the baby. She’ll only relent if he can prove he’ll be a worthy father. Frank’s answer is to take her 11-year old son on the canoe trip, but he and his buddy don’t change any of their plans for debauchery.”
The Danish movie was based on a TV series of the same name created by Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam, who are also listed as producers on the remake. The U.S. version will make at least one minor change, which is that the kid will be 13 years old as opposed to 11.
This is expected to be one of Danny McBride’s next projects as he will begin working on it immediately. No word yet on who might direct, however. Has anyone out there seen the original Klovn? Does the remake sound like a good fit for Danny McBride?