Danny McBride is set to write and star in the adaptation of the Danish TV series-turned-film Klovn (Clown) with Todd Phillips attached to produce. Per Deadline, the logline is “two men and a 13-year old boy embark on an R-rated vacation.” In the TV series, two guys plan a “canoeing trip”, which is actually what they’ve deemed a “Tour de Pussy” where they plan to party hard and have lots and lots of sex. When one of the guys discovers that his girlfriend is pregnant and wants to get rid of the baby, he attempts to prove he can be a good father by taking her son on the canoeing trip even though the guy and his pal still plan to embark on their “Tour de Pussy.”
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On Sunday, McBride’s HBO series Eastbound & Down will have its series finale*, but it’s good to know that McBride has a new movie lined up. According to Deadline, McBride will get to work on the script immediately, and I’m curious to see how he’ll make his character in Clown a different kind of horrible caretaker as opposed to how Kenny Powers behaved this season when he was forced to look after his infant son. Obviously, a 13-year-old kid changes the dynamic, but hopefully we won’t see a repeat of what was on Eastbound. There is only one Kenny Powers.
I’ve included the NSFW trailer for Klovn, and you can see why it’s been compared to The Hangover. While Phillips and McBride previously worked together on Due Date, Phillips is only attached to produce Clown at this point. He’s currently prepping for The Hangover Part III, which is set to begin filming in September for a May 24, 2013 release. And if you’re interested in checking out Klovn, Drafthouse Films plans to release the movie in the U.S. on July 27th.
*HBO is billing Sunday’s episode as the “season finale”, but McBride and co-creators Jody Hill and Ben Best have always maintained that Kenny Powers’ saga would end after three seasons.