Michael Clarke Duncan will star in comedy troupe Broken Lizard’s fifth film, “The Slammin’ Salmon.”
Movie is set in a Miami restaurant owned by Cleon “Slammin'” Salmon (Duncan), a brutal former heavyweight boxing champion who institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night. The winner stands to gain $10,000, while the loser will endure a beating at the hands of the champ.
Pic sees Broken Lizard returning to its indie roots. The band of comedians raised financing, wrote the screenplay and will co-star in the movie.
Kevin Heffernan makes his directorial debut on the feature, which began shooting this week in Los Angeles.
Broken Lizard’s Richard Perello is producing; Julia Dray and Peter E. Lengyel exec produce. Duncan, best known for dramatic roles in “The Green Mile,” “Planet of the Apes” and “Sin City,” took a comedic turn in last year’s Will Ferrell starrer “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.”