Relativity Media announced today that Peter Farrelly (of the comedy directing team the Farrelly Brothers), Brett Ratner, actress Elizabeth Banks, Bob Odenkirk and Griffin Dunne are each directing segments for a sketch comedy feature film. More directors are expected to be announced shortly. Originally set up at Overture Films, the yet-to-be-titled comedy project has a unifying storyline and is in the vein of previous sketch films like "Kentucky Fried Movie", "The Groove Tube", and "Amazon Women on the Moon". Not much more is known about the premise at this time, however.
The growing cast includes Elizabeth Banks, Gerard Butler, Kieran Culkin, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Knoxville, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Moretz, Liev Schreiber, Sean William Scott, Tony Shalhoub, Emma Stone, Matt Walsh, Patrick Warburton, Naomi Watts, and Kate Winslet. The producers will announce additional cast members as further deals are solidified, and production will continue through late May 2010.
Peter Farrelly, Charles Wessler, GreeneStreet Films’ John Penotti and Relativity Media’s Ryan Kavanaugh are producing the project. “Relativity has been the perfect partner through the extraordinarily complicated process of putting this movie together. We are thrilled to be underway,” commented Farrelly. Farrelly and Wessler are long time collaborators, working on many of the classic Farrelly Brothers comedies including "There’s Something About Mary" and "Dumb and Dumber".