While on hiatus between seasons of FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, star Danny DeVito will take to the director’s chair for the indie comedy, Honeymoon with Dad. Written by Scott Atkinson (Windtalkers) and Tegan West (Hamburger Hill), the picture follows an accountant left jilted at the altar and forced to spend his honeymoon with his estranged, “larger-than-life” father. Variety doesn’t mention whether or not DeVito will take on the fatherly role himself, but I’d be surprised if he didn’t.
Tapestry Films and Reel FX Creative Studios will produce. FX’s eigth season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia premieres Thursday, October 11th at 10PM Eastern. Hit the jump for more on DeVito the director.
DeVito may be known to Always Sunny fans as the insane, cat-food eating, possible father of Dennis and Dee. Or maybe you know him as the disgusting, vile, yet oddly sympathetic villain The Penguin from Tim Burton’s Batman Returns. Or perhaps it’s his voice that’s familiar from this year’s release, The Lorax. But there’s also Director DeVito, a man whose feature directorial career started with the 1987 comedy Throw Momma from the Train, in which he starred opposite Billy Crystal. DeVito went on to helm such films as The War of the Roses, Hoffa, Matilda, Death to Smoochie and Duplex. He’s currently in post-production on St. Sebastian, an indie thriller starring William Fichtner and Lance Reddick, about three people trapped inside a hospital while all hell breaks loose outside. Honeymoon with Dad is merely the latest addition to his busy directorial schedule.