If you're a Netflix subscriber - and, let's face it, that seems to be almost everyone at this point - you've probably seen Macon Blair's I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore bouncing around your "New Releases" tab. If you're a film geek of discerning taste, you have already watched I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore and know that it's one helluva directorial debut, strong enough to keep in mind nine months from now when you're making your year-end Top 10 list.
Which is partially why this news is so exciting:
Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson will star in Imperative Entertainment’s comedic road movie The Shitheads, the second feature from writer-director Macon Blair after his directorial debut I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore which won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Yes, according to Deadline, Macon Blair already has a second feature film in the works, and he's lined up Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson to headline the thing. The film, which Deadline is describing as "The Last Detail by way of Bret Easton Ellis," concerns "a pair of deeply unqualified bozos who’ve been hired to transport a troubled teenage millionaire to rehab." Uh, yes, please?
Intriguingly enough, The Shitheads is being co-produced by Rough House Pictures, the company founded by Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. One imagines any of those dudes watching I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore and immediately understands why they'd be interested in getting into business with Blair, whose first film has a definite Jody Hill undertone to it. It will also be executive produced by Blair's frequent collaborator, Jeremy Saulnier. Lotta talent behind the scenes on this one!
No word on when The Shitheads might go into production, who else might star in it, or where it might land (*coughNetflixcough*), but we'll keep you informed as updates arrive. Please spend the time between now and then raving about I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore in the comments below.