EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures has set a March production start in South Africa for Action Park, the working title of a comedy starring Johnny Knoxville. Tim Kirkby will direct the script by John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky and Knoxville. Billy Gerber, Knoxville and Derek Freda are producing. Knoxville is producing through his Hello Junior banner.

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The film is casting up and is very much in the spirit of Knoxville’s last Paramount comedy Bad Grandpa. The logline: Imagine Knoxville and his cohorts have irresponsibly designed and operate their own theme park. What could go wrong?

Actually, very little has gone wrong in previous Knoxville/Paramount collaborations. The Jeff Tremaine-directed Bad Grandpa cost $15 million and grossed $152M worldwide, and the three Jackass movies compare just as favorably, with large grosses and minuscule production budgets.

CAA and 3 Arts rep Knoxville.