EXCLUSIVE: Writing partners Greg Coolidge (Ride Along) and Kirk Ward have been tapped to script Roadrunner, an action comedy to be produced by ex-Legendary Pictures exec Scott Mednick (300, Superman Returns). Gran Torino‘s Scott Eastwood is attached to star in a story in the vein of road romp Smokey And The Bandit, with country singer Trace Adkins also attached to star.
Mednick’s coming off this weekend’s No. 1 opener Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which he produced. Mednick, through his Mednick Productions banner, is producing Roadrunner in association with KSS Productions’ Kevin Gandy and Samantha Kastner-Gandy, who conceived of the project.
Eastwood is filming Fox 2000’s Nicholas Sparks romance The Longest Ride and will appear in David Ayer’s WWII tank actioner Fury. He’s repped by UTA. CAA client Adkins’ screen credits include Fox’s animated King Of The Hill, The Lincoln Lawyer, and May’s Moms’ Night Out. Coolidge and Ward’s previous collaborations include comedy script Take My Wife for Tyler Perry and Lionsgate. They’re repped by ROAR and Paradigm.