You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Danny DeVito to direct ‘Honeymoon’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Tapestry, Reel FX will produce the indie comedy

Danny DeVito is going on a honeymoon, as the “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star is attached to direct the indie comedy “Honeymoon With Dad” for Tapestry Films and Reel FX Creative Studios.

Written by Scott Atkinson and Tegan West, script follows a CPA who is dumped at the altar and forced to spend what would have been his honeymoon with his estranged, larger-than-life father.

Michael Schreiber and Peter Abrams will produce for Tapestry, while Cary Granat and Jared Mass will produce for Reel FX.

There’s no start date in place yet, but DeVito is expected to helm the film next year while on hiatus from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” with several windows of availability presenting themselves between next winter and fall.

DeVito made his feature directing debut with the 1987 comedy “Throw Momma From the Train,” in which he starred opposite Billy Crystal. He went on to helm “The War of the Roses” and “Hoffa” before briefly turning his attention to lighter fare such as “Matilda,” after which he directed the dark comedies “Death to Smoochy” and “Duplex.” DeVito has the indie thriller “St. Sebastian,” starring William Fichtner and Lance Reddick, in the can and awaiting release.

Outside the director’s chair, DeVito recently voiced the title role in Universal and Illumination’s “The Lorax,” and on the producing side, his Jersey Films banner is prepping Scott Frank’s thriller “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” with Liam Neeson set to star.

DeVito is repped by CAA and Behr & Abramson.

Atkinson and West previously co-wrote the Participant Media comedy “Minimum Wage,” which helmer Mark Waters had been circling since back in 2009. Scribes are repped by Paradigm and Anonymous Content.

Popular on Variety

More Film

  • Jack Ryan

    Richard Rutkowski on ‘Jack Ryan,’ Costa-Gavras and Being Nice Abroad

    TORUN, Poland – Speaking at the EnergaCamerimage Intl. Film Festival on Monday, Richard Rutkowski praised the work of Costa-Gavras, offered sage advice for filmmakers working internationally, and offered a glimpse of the fast-paced work faced by cinematographers on high-profile TV series. Rutkowski, whose credits include “Jack Ryan,” “Castle Rock” and “The Americans,” discussed the methods, [...]

  • 'Honeyland' DP on Low-Fi Shooting With

    'Honeyland' DP on Low-Fi Shooting With High-Powered Storytelling

    Filming the Sundance-awarded “Honeyland” in a remote North Macedonia locale without roads or electricity, it was easy to get lost, confesses cinematographer Fejmi Daut. “It was too hard to decide what would be the storyline in the beginning,” said the debut DP, speaking at the 27th EnergaCamerimage cinematography festival in Torun, Poland. The editing process [...]

  • Q A_Joker_Lawrence-Sher_CKK-Jordanki_fot-Maria-Kowalska_11

    'Joker’ Cinematographer on Joaquin Phoenix’s Transformative Performance

    TORUN, Poland – “Joker” cinematographer Lawrence Sher received a rockstar welcome at the EnergaCamerimage Intl. Film Festival on Monday as attendees struggled to squeeze into a standing-room only conference room for a lively and in-depth Q&A session on the making of the box office sensation. Sher appeared equally excited to be at the event. “Obviously [...]

  • Igor Drljaca, Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo

    Verve Signs 'Disappearance at Clifton Hill' Director Albert Shin (EXCLUSIVE)

    Verve has signed Albert Shin, the director of the buzzy new thriller “Disappearance at Clifton Hill,” Variety has learned. Distribution rights for the film were recently acquired by IFC Midnight and the movie is expected to open in February. “Disappearance at Clifton Hill” debuted at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. It centers on a [...]

  • John Bailey

    John Bailey Urges Cinematographers to Embrace Story Over Technology

    It’s safe to say John Bailey does not miss the trappings of the president’s office at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Speaking at a retrospective celebrating his five decades of cinematography work at Poland’s EnergaCamerimage festival, where Bailey will be honored with a lifetime achievement award this week, he told an audience [...]

  • Justin Bieber Cupid Movie

    Justin Bieber Debuts First Look at 'Cupid' Movie

    Beware of cupid’s arrow. Justin Bieber unveiled a first-look photo for “Cupid,” his upcoming animated movie from Mythos Studios. The image sees a cartooned Bieber, who will voice the god of love, on the side of a cliff with the sun setting in the background. “Cupid” will tell the story of the eponymous mythical being [...]

  • Robert De Niro

    Robert De Niro to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award

    Robert De Niro will be honored with a SAG life achievement award. The legendary actor, who currently stars in Netflix’s “The Irishman” and Warner Bros.’ “Joker,” will receive the performers’ union’s top accolade at the 26th annual SAG Awards on Jan. 19 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The award is given annually to [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content