Breckin Meyer, star of the recent DreamWorks hit laffer “Road Trip,” is now rushing toward Paramount’s “Rat Race.”A new ensemble comedy developed by scribe Andy Brechtman and helmer Jerry Zucker, pic takes its inspiration from 1963’s “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.” Meyer plays one of the lead characters caught up in a race for money set up by a Las Vegas casino magnate who’s determined to find a new avenue for wagering — people. “Rat Race,” which marks Jerry Zucker’s return to comedic helming, is being produced by Jerry and Janet Zucker and by the Par-based Alphaville. Meyer, who has appeared in “Go,” “54” and “Clueless,” was repped in the deal by the Gersh Agency.
Off ‘Road,’ Meyer enters ‘Race’
Zucker returns to directing comedy