Thursday, November 3, 2011, Santa Monica…… Myriad Pictures has acquired all rights outside North America to the comedy Freeloaders, directed by Dan Rosen (Dead Man’s Curve). The movie features a stellar ensemble cast including Jane Seymour (The Family Tree, Wedding Crashers), Dave Foley (“The Kids In The Hall”), Olivia Munn (Date Night, Iron Man 2) and Clifton Collins, Jr. (Star Trek, Mindhunters). Myriad is selling the finished film at the American Film Market.
The story follows a group of slackers who are living for free in a rock star’s mansion. They discover their cherished lifestyle is threatened when the musician decides to sell his pad. The script was written by Rosen and Dave Gibbs.
Producing for Broken Lizard are long-time lizard collaborator and producer Richard Perello and Julia Dray, under the five-member filmmaking comedy group’s shingle. Broken Lizard Industries is best known for the comedy titles Super Troopers, Beerfest, Club Dread and The Slammin’ Salmon. Freeloaders was brought to Broken Lizard in the early stages of development to produce and help get the project off the ground.
Also producing are Thomas Gardner and Gregory P. Cimino II , and Adam Duritz, from the band Counting Crows. Matthew Pritzker is executive producing with his production company, Turbo Streak Entertainment.
“When we read the script for Freeloaders, we jumped at the chance to help shepherd the filmmakers through,” said Jay Chandrasekhar of Broken Lizard. “Having been to some pretty wild parties in our lives we knew this would make a very funny movie.”
“We have been big fans of the Broken Lizard comedies for some time,” said Myriad CEO Kirk D’Amico. “We are delighted to be working with the producers to bring this comedy with big laughs to the international marketplace.”