The screenplay is written by Ben Bolea. LD Entertainment’s Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon are producing the film alongside Kim Zubick. LD’s Michael Glassman will executive produce.
Inspired by a true story, Burt Squire revolves around a family man in the midst of a midlife crisis who embarks on what he hopes would be a dream sailing vacation, but ends up shipwrecked in the Atlantic Ocean with a charming but unhinged sea captain.
Commenting on the announcement, Fogelson said, “We love this story and are looking forward to working with Mickey and the team at LD and this incredible cast. There’s no one better than Ed Helms to play an everyday guy who gets saddled with every comedic misfortune life could throw his way, and Harrison is going to create yet another memorable and iconic character as an unhinged sea captain. Instead of a road-trip comedy, we can’t wait to see these unlikely buddies in this seafaring comedy.”
Ford most recently followed his return to the role of Han Solo in the Star Wars franchise by starring in The Call of the Wild for Amazon and in Blade Runner 2049 as Rick Deckard. He’s next set to star in Annapurna Television’s The Staircase and to reprise his role as Indiana Jones. Ford is represented by UTA.
Helms most recently starred in Netflix’s Coffee and Kareem and the comedy hit Tag. He has starred in such blockbusters as The Hangover trilogy and hit series including The Office. In 2012, he and Mike Falbo founded Pacific Electric Picture Co, a TV and film production company with a first-look deal at Universal Television.
Helms is represented by UTA, Artists First, and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham.
Adriana Chavez is the editor for Vacancy. Email: email@example.com