Ed Helms To Get Lost At Sea With Unhinged Harrison Ford in Oceanic "Road Trip" Comedy
The Miserable Adventures of Burt Squire Aboard the Horn High Yo puts Ed Helms at odds with Harrison Ford and the sea in the upcoming comedy.
Harrison Ford is no stranger to playing captains and commanders, but film fans are in for a whole new take on the idea when they sit down for The Miserable Adventures of Burt Squire Aboard the Horn High Yo, in which Ford will star alongside Ed Helms.
Ford (Star Wars, Indiana Jones) and Helms (The Hangover, The Office) are attached to star in the indie film together. Helms, in the grip of a midlife crisis, steps onto Ford's boat on what he hopes will be a dream vacation. Instead, he and Ford's "unhinged captain" find themselves shipwrecked together in the Atlantic Ocean. It sounds like The Lighthouse, but, you know, fun.
The indie film's script comes via a screenplay by Ben Bolea. Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon of LD Entertainment will produce alongside Kim Zubick. LD's Michael Glassman will executive produce with STXfilm's Drew Simon and Spencer Ela. No one is attached to direct just yet.
"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," said STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson in the film's press release. "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."
The press release says Burt Squire's tale is based on a true story, but the internet seems to come up empty with connections to any actual events. Regardless, the notion of Ford playing a seacaptain of questionable judgment sounds like a good time.
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