Patton Oswalt is one of my favorite comedians working today and his star in Hollywood is slowly on the rise. After a searing performance in 2009′s Big Fan, he’s had recurring supporting roles on Caprica and United States of Tara. He’ll be seen back in theaters this December alongside Charlize Theron and Patrick Wilson in Jason Reitman’s Young Adult as well as the less-prestigious but probably-funnier A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. Oh, and his new comedy album, Finest Hour, hits stores on September 20th. Now Oswalt has a starring role opposite the charismatic Johnny Knoxville for an untitled comedy for writer-director Todd Rohal (The Catechism Cataclysm).
The press release describes the plot as “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.” As long as it’s no one says “It’s in the vein of Bushwhacked!” I’ll be happy. The flick’s also got a solid supporting cast featuring Rob Riggle, Maura Tierney, and Patrice O’Neal. Rohal wrote the script under the title Scout Master and filming begins this week. Hit the jump for the press release.