EXCLUSIVE: Global Genesis Group has come aboard to finance and co-produce the Bob Saget-helmed feature film Jake, a dark comedy that will now go before the cameras in early September. Saget also will star in the film as a troubled suburban dad who reluctantly calls together an oddball assortment of friends and family to intervene on the supposed drug habit of his 15-year-old son, Jake. What follows is a night of finger-pointing, petty thievery, adulterous backstabbing and a seesaw of crooked emotional revelations — all leading to the misguided but sincere attempt to heal this dysfunctional American family.
Written by Joshua Turek, Jake will be produced by produced by Global Genesis Group, Nicholas Tabarrok (Defendor, The Art of the Steal) and Kia Jam (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Lucky Number Slevin).
GGG will be the worldwide sales agent and will be producing the film along with Nicholas Tabarrok and Kia Jam, principals of Darius Films and K.JAM Media.
Saget has directed TV series as well as three telefilms including the critically acclaimed For Hope which starred Dana Delany. He has also directed features including Farce of the Penguins (which he wrote, directed and produced) and Dirty Work.
In January, he finished a nine-week run on Broadway as Pastor Greg in the Tony-nominated play Hand to God. He is also in the popular Netflix series Fuller House, which premiered in February and has already been picked up for a second season.
He is repped by Paradigm and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.