Broken Lizard set ‘Slammin’ Salmon’

Production on comedy set to begin in January

The Broken Lizard comedy troupe will begin production of “The Slammin’ Salmon” in January with indie financing.

Kevin Heffernan will direct and co-star along with Broken Lizard members Jay Chandrasekhar, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske. Story, to be penned by the troupe, revolves around a restaurant owner and former heavyweight champ who pits his wait staff against each other in a “Glengarry Glen Ross”-like competish.

Richard Perello will produce for Broken Lizard with Julia Dray and Peter E. Lengyel serving as exec producers.

Broken Lizard has a deal at Warner, but raised the coin for this project independently in order to get it into production before a potential SAG strike.

“We wanted to go back to our independent roots and get a project off the ground and into production quickly,” Heffernan said.

Broken Lizard is developing “Ambulance Chasers” and an untitled project under its first look deal at Warner. It also has set up “Taildraggers” with Participant Pictures and “Pony Bush” with Dimension. Earlier projects include “Beerfest” and “Super Troopers.”

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety