matthew_mcconaughey-1-we_are_marshallEXCLUSIVE: FX is teaming with Matthew McConaughey and his production company J.K. Livin for a comedy project.

Tentatively titled Kick Ass Militia, the single-camera comedy is based on source material by JR Reed, an old friend of McConaughey’s. It centers on two brothers whose divergent views are always pitting them against each other on their Malibu compound– one a survivalist and one a free-loving cult leader. Marc Hyman is writing the script and is executive producing Militia, now in development, with McConaughey.

J.K. Livin has been ramping up its TV efforts in the past year, building a slate of edgy, male-centered comedy projects. The company has animated comedy Rooster Tales, based on McConaughey’s brother’s life, in development at Fox and Jonah and the Whale, about a young man growing up in the shadow of a famous and disapproving father, in the works at Starz.

Meanwhile, FX also has been rapidly expanding its comedy series slate with recent entries The LeagueArcher and Louie joining veteran It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The network recently ordered comedy pilot Wilfred, based on the Australian series.

CAA repped everyone involved in Militia.

SB
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4 years
no.
Lisa
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4 years
Hmmmm....not sure if I like the sound of this one!
pat m.
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4 years
David O. Russell is directing still I think... release is 2011.