Roadside buys Toby Keith’s ‘Beer’

Michael Salomon directs Show Dog's road film

Roadside Attractions has nabbed world rights to Show Dog Productions’ “Beer for My Horses,” written, produced and starring country singer Toby Keith. Directed by Michael Salomon, road trip story tracks two local deputies who defy the sheriff to save a girlfriend from drug lord kidnappers.

Keith’s first feature was 2006’s “Broken Bridges.” “Beer,” which is the same title as his country music single, features co-writer Rodney Carrington, Claire Forlani (“CSI: NY”), guitarist Ted Nugent, and cameos by country icon Willie Nelson and Tom Skerritt.

Roadside will release the film domestically on Aug 8, with Lionsgate handling international and all domestic ancillary rights. Pic is produced by Donald Zuckerman with exec producers TK Kimbrell, Jeff Yapp and Leslie Belzberg.