Todd Phillips (The Hangover) has signed on to direct "Mule," based on Tony D'Souza's "Mule: A Novel of Moving Weight," which will be adapted by Mark and Jay Duplass, directors of "Cyrus" and "Jeff Who Lives at Home."
Plot: James and Kate are golden children of the late twentieth-century, flush with opportunity. But then economic downturn and an unexpected pregnancy send them searching for a way to make do. A winter in the mountains of California's Siskiyou County introduces a tempting opportunity. A friend grows prime-grade marijuana; if James transports just one load from Cali to Florida, he'll pull down enough cash to survive for months.
James navigates life as a mule, then a boss - from money-hungry friends to gun-toting drug lords, from Sacramento to Tallahassee, from just making the weight move cross-country to making thousands of dollars a day. The risks keep rising, forcing him to the next criminal level. A kidnapping, a shoot-out, a bank vault — it all culminates in a swirl of action.
Todd Philips..really..ugh I'm already not laughing.
Wait, it isn't a comedy? Then maybe it WILL BE funny. Unintentionally of course.
minkowskiwrites: on April 27th, 2012 at 2:05:20 PM
"The risks keep rising, forcing him to the next criminal level. A kidnapping, a shoot-out, a bank vault — it all culminates in a swirl of action."
Culminates? Because there's no action in kidnappings, shoot-outs and bank heists, right? *whatever*
And f*ck Todd Phillips. f*cker must have realized he couldn't milk Hangover past the trilogy he supposedly always envisioned. You know, like Transformers, which was supposed to end with Dark of the Moon...