Harrison Ford and Ed Helms are set to team up in an upcoming comedy film titled The Miserable Adventures Of Burt Squire Aboard The Horn High Yo. The movie is set up at STX Films, and it sounds like it could make for a fun movie.
The film is inspired by a true story, and it revolves around “a family man in the midst of a midlife crisis who embarks on what he hopes would be a dream sailing vacation, but ends up shipwrecked in the Atlantic Ocean with a charming but unhinged sea captain.”
Ford will play the unhinged sea captain, which is a perfect part for him to play. That alone makes me want to see the movie. Then there’s Helms, who is taking on the role of the family man having a midlife crisis.
Commenting on the announcement, Adam Fogelson, Chairman, STXfilms Motion Picture Group, said:
“We love this story and and are looking forward to working with Mickey and the team at LD and this incredible cast. 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.”
The screenplay comes from Ben Bolea, which landed on the 2017 Black List of best unproduced screenplays. What do you think about Ford and Helms teaming up for a survival comedy like this?