Tyler Perry’s 34th Street Films has tapped Black List scribes Jim Kehoe & Brian Kehoe to direct its R-rated action-comedy script “Top of the Food Chain.”
The script, penned by the Kehoes, is described as “City Slickers” meets “The Revenant” and follows a group of suburban men who head to the isolated wilderness to spice up their pedestrian lives, but soon realize how ill-equipped they are when they find themselves being hunted by a massive predatory bear.
Perry, Ozzie Areu and Matt Moore will produce “Top of the Food Chain” for 34th Street Films with David Kang, producer of “The Comments” and the recent viral short, “Power/Rangers.” Chris Cowles of DMG Entertainment will also produce and DMG’s Chris Fenton and Dan Mintz will executive produce.
The film was originally purchased as a pitch by 34th Street, which subsequently teamed up on the project with DMG. DMG’s films include Marvel’s record-setting blockbuster “Iron Man 3,” “Looper,” “Point Break” and the upcoming comedy “Bastards,” starring Ed Helms and Owen Wilson.
“We’re honored to be working on this project with such a talented group of people. Our only hope is that our parents will be as embarrassed of the movie as they are of the script,” said the Kehoes.
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Production on “Top of the Food Chain” is slated to begin fall 2016 and casting is currently underway.
The news comes fresh off the heels of the Kehoe Brothers’ well-received short, “The Comments,” which was featured on Funny or Die. The Kehoes have been fielding more offers after their selling 2012 Black List script, “Cherries,” which is headed into production with Kay Cannon directing and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg producing for Good Universe alongside DMG Entertainment.
Perry and 34th Street Films are represented by WME. The Kehoe Brothers are represented by Verve and DMG.