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.
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.