Everyone goes through a midlife crisis eventually. Some people will resolve it with purchasing a new car, getting a new career, or even obtaining a new wardrobe.
Not for Burt Squire. He goes on an adventure in the middle of the ocean.
LD Entertainment recently acquired Ben Boleaâ€™s script THE MISERABLE ADVENTURES OF BURT SQUIRE ABOARD THE HORN HIGH YO.
The misadventures follows a family man as he embarks on a dream sailing vacation, but ends up shipwrecked in the Atlantic Ocean with a charming, but unhinged sea captain whoâ€™s off his meds.
WME represented Bolea and brokered a mid-six figure deal.
LDâ€™s Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe will produce the project along with Kim Zubick (THE ZOOKEEPERâ€™S WIFE).
â€œBenâ€™s script is riveting. This story is incredibly funny and smart, reminding me of classic 1980s buddy comedies like PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES and MIDNIGHT RUN. I havenâ€™t been this excited about a new voice since we bought GO by John August in the early 1990s. These are two of the best written roles for actors Iâ€™ve seen in years and we plan to go to directors and cast immediately so we can shoot this movie in 2017,â€ said Liddell in a press release.
LD Entertainment will be releasing THE ZOOKEEPERâ€™S WIFE in the spring of 2017. Other future film lineups to include MEGAN LEAVEY with Kata Mara and the reimagining of JACOBâ€™S LADDER with Michael Ealy.
Source: LD Entertainment