State Street Pictures (the “Barbershop” franchise) has teamed up with BroBible/Five All in the Fifth Entertainment to develop and finance a screenplay based on the June 2011 Deadspin.com article, “The Canucks Fan Who Drove 1,000 Miles for a Game, Partied with the Owner, Drank with Beautiful Women, Nearly Died, and Got Comped for Game 5.”
Peter Hoare and Chris Lilli, whose raunchy comedy “Everybody Wants Head” is skedded to start shooting in the fall, will write the script based on the article.
The idea for the script centers around the true story of four best friends from Vancouver who travel to San Jose to watch their beloved team, the Vancouver Canucks, play in the NHL’s Western Conference Finals. What ensues during that 24-hour period becomes fodder for one of the greatest bar stories ever told.
George Tillman, Bob Teitel, and Mike Flavin will produce for State Street Pictures, while Douglas Banker will produce for Five All in the Fifth, which is the production arm of BroBible.
State Street recently produced Barry Battles’ Southern-set action-comedy “The Baytown Outlaws” and is in pre-production on “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete,” which Tillman will direct, with Teitel producing. The indie, which follows two kids struggling to survive without their parents over a hot summer in the projects in New York City, will be shot this summer in Brooklyn.
Hoare and Lilli are repped by Kailey Marsh of Kailey Marsh Management. BroBible, which is repped by CAA and Underground, develops television, film, and digital projects under its Five All in the Fifth Entertainment banner.