Would you rather be stuck on a desert island with Harrison Ford or Ed Helms? As someone who enjoys short conversations told mainly in growls, I already know who I’d pick. STXfilms has acquired the script for THE MISERABLE ADVENTURES OF BURT SQUIRE ABOARD THE HORN HIGH YO which is slated to star Harrison Ford and Ed Helms.
Inspired by a true story, the comedy revolves around a family man in the midst of a midlife crisis who embarks on what he hopes will be a dream sailing vacation, but instead ends up shipwrecked in the Atlantic Ocean with a charming but unhinged sea captain. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you who will be playing who. “We love this story and and are looking forward to working with Mickey and the team at LD and this incredible cast,” said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms Motion Picture Group. “There’s no one better than Ed Helms to play an everyday guy who gets saddled with every comedic misfortune life could throw his way, and Harrison is going to create yet another memorable and iconic character as an unhinged sea captain. Instead of a road-trip comedy, we can’t wait to see these unlikely buddies in this seafaring comedy.“
Harrison Ford was recently seen in THE CALL OF THE WILD and is next set to star in Annapurna Television’s The Staircase, an adaptation of the docuseries that followed the trial of American novelist Michael Peterson, who was accused of murdering his wife. Ford is also slated to reprise his role of Indiana Jones for the fifth installment of the series. As for Ed Helms, he recently starred in COFFEE & KAREEM, and is also set to star in Rutherford Falls, a sitcom for the Peacock streaming service which he co-created Michael Schur and Sierra Teller Ornelas.