Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant Take on THE WEE MCGINTY

     January 5, 2011

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Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant will write the Summit Entertainment comedy The Wee McGinty.  In addition to splitting scribe duties, the Night of the Museum writing team/Reno 911! cohorts will also take on further responsibilities with Garant set to direct and Lennon poised to take on a supporting role in the film.  In case you were curious, Garant’s previous feature directorial work can be found in two 2007 films – Reno 911!: Miami and Balls of Fury.  As for Lennon, he can be seen in the upcoming comedy Cedar Rapids alongside John C. Reilly, Ed Helms, and Sigourney Weaver.  That film will debut later this month at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Per Deadline, The Wee McGinty tells the story of a “height-challenged wish-granter who loses his memory and settles in with a group of Chicago firefighters” only to have his peaceful existence challenged by his long-lost leprechaun family.  At first glance, I can’t decide if this sounds crazy or so crazy it might work.  I suppose only time will tell.

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