Par gives the go to De Line laffer ‘Paddle’

Camping comedy currently out to directors

Paramount Pictures has greenlit backwoods buddy comedy “Without a Paddle” for Par-based Donald De Line to produce.

Story revolves around a trio of city-dwelling colleagues who go camping off the beaten track in order to honor the memory of an adventure-loving friend who perished accidentally. They become lost and their inexperience in the boondocks leads sparks a series of misadventures with locals, including mistakenly setting fire to a grove of marijuana.

“Paddle” is currently out to directors. It would be aimed at revisiting the box office success of “City Slickers,” which grossed $124 million domestically in its 1991 release.

Par execs are bullish over prospects for De Line’s “The Italian Job,” starring Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton and Charlize Theron and directed by F. Gary Gray. The remake of the 1969 Michael Caine caper, based on creating a traffic jam to steal a gold shipment, will open May 30.

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