Tyler Perry’s 34th Street Films has tapped Black List scribes Jim Kehoe & Brian Kehoe to direct Top Of The Food Chain, the brothers’ R-rated action-comedy script. It will mark their feature directorial debut. The pic follows a group of suburban men who head to the isolated wilderness to spice up their pedestrian lives, but soon realize how ill-equipped they are when they find themselves being hunted by a bear.
The news comes as the pair’s 2012 Black List screenplay The Pact (now called Cherries) is headed into production with Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect) directing and Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg producing for Good Universe alongside DMG Entertainment.
34th Street acquired the Food Chain pitch and teamed with DMG. Perry, Ozzie Areu, and Matt Moore will produce with David Kang, producer of the Kehoes’ short The Comments (we told you about that one first) and the recent viral short Power/Rangers. Chris Cowles of DMG Entertainment will also produce. DMG’s Chris Fenton and Dan Mintz will executive produce. Production is set to begin in the fall and casting is underway.
Tyler Perry and 34th Street Films are repped by WME. The Kehoe brothers are repped by Verve and DMG.