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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 Bolea’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 who’s off his meds.

WME represented Bolea and brokered a mid-six figure deal.

LD’s Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe will produce the project along with Kim Zubick (THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE).

“Ben’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 haven’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 I’ve seen in years and we plan to go to directors and cast immediately so we can shoot this movie in 2017,” said Liddell in a press release.

LD Entertainment will be releasing THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE in the spring of 2017. Other future film lineups to include MEGAN LEAVEY with Kata Mara and the reimagining of JACOB’S LADDER with Michael Ealy.

Source: LD Entertainment