Santa Monica based indie production company, Imperative Entertainment, announced today they will co-produce and finance “The Shitheads,” the second feature from writer-director Macon Blair, which is set to co-star Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson, and be co-produced by Rough House Pictures.
Blair is coming off a big win at the Sundance Film Festival where his directorial debut “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” took home the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, and is now streaming on Netflix.
Described as “’The Last Detail’ by way of Bret Easton Ellis,” the darkly comedic road movie follows a pair of deeply unqualified bozos who’ve been hired to transport a troubled teenage millionaire to rehab. Mayhem and general shenanigans do, in fact, ensue but it has not been confirmed at this time whether or not important life lessons are also learned.
Alex Orr and Rough House Picture’s Brandon James will produce alongside Imperative’s Jillian Apfelbaum. Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will executive produce, along with Rough House Picture’s Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green, Orr’s Fake Wood Wallpaper, and Jeremy Saulnier and Blair’s Bonneville Films.
“We’re excited to continue our mission to support emerging filmmakers like Macon, whose unique vision for ‘The Shitheads’ is both hilarious and harrowing,” said Imperative’s Friedkin and Thomas. “We’re equally thrilled to partner with the team at Rough House, whose taste and talent we admire tremendously.”
CAA, which represents Blair, Morgan, Wilson, and Rough House, packaged and arranged financing for the film, and will represent its domestic distribution rights. Blair is also represented by Anonymous Content; Morgan by ML Management and Hansen Jacobson Teller Hoberman Newman Warren Richman Rush & Kaller LLP; and Wilson by Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman LLP. Imperative’s John Atwood negotiated the deal, and Jasmine Daghighian will be the creative exec on the project.