Crackle, Sony Pictures Television Networks’ free, ad-supported internet-streaming network, has acquired exclusive rights to “Federal Offense,” a raunchy comedy starring Chevy Chase as a foul-mouthed grandpa.
“Federal Offense,” written by newcomer Connor Martin, centers on three best friends in their 20s who lose a drug kingpin’s stash before finding themselves on the lam from gangsters, bounty hunters and the law —
after breaking their grandfather (Chase) out of his nursing home. The feature film is produced by Boundless Pictures’ Courtney Lauren Penn and Brandon Burrows.
Chase — whose credits include “Saturday Night Live,” “Caddyshack” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation” movies — most recently completed filming on Netflix’s “The Last Laugh” with Richard Dreyfuss and is on board Frank Peluso’s upcoming comedy “The Ogilvy Fortune.” He appeared alongside Burt Reynolds in Adam Rifkin’s drama “Dog Years,” which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. In other recent projects, he co-starred on NBC cult comedy “Community,” New Line’s “Vacation” reboot, and “Hot Tub Time Machine 2.”
No premiere date has been set for “Federal Offense,” which is currently in development, on the Crackle worldwide network.
“From the very first moment we read the script, we knew Crackle was the right home for this project,” John Orlando, Crackle’s SVP of programming and development, said in a statement. “Boundless Pictures and Connor Martin are the right team to create a hilarious and fresh comedy that our viewers have come to expect. Not to mention that Chevy is the icing on the cake!”
Added Courtney Lauren Penn, Boundless Pictures founder and producer, “Crackle has their finger on the pulse for an audience that we produce for, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with such a great team.”
Chase and Martin are both repped by LINK Entertainment and APA.