Gaylord to work ‘Blue Collar’ into film

Comedy duo's tour grossed over $12 mil

Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall’s “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” will become a feature financed and produced by Gaylord Films. Warner Bros. Pictures will release the pic, which will also feature Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White.

Over the last two years, the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” has grossed more than $12 million and produced a bestselling live album released last November. The film will present the show in its entirety, as well as behind-the-scenes sequences that focus on the individual performers.

Pic will shoot this summer and could be released as soon as the end of this year. Gaylord prexy Hunt Lowry and head of production Casey LaScala will produce, along with Alan Blomquist and JP Williams.

Foxworthy has sold more than 13 million units and is the author of 11 bestsellers.

Engvall has sold more than 2 million albums, and his new comedy CD, “Cheap Drunk,” will be released in August on Warner Bros. Records.

Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White have become two of the country’s top comedy-club draws.

Today Gaylord sees the release of “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” which it co-financed with Warners.

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