Wish I Were Here and Going in Style director Zach Braff has come attached to Bump, a black comedy script first penned by Ori Guendelman and Rob McClelland that tumbled onto Hollywood’s infamous Black List last year.
That’s according to Deadline, revealing that the former Scrubs frontman will collaborate with Working Title on the feature film, documenting “the single most important night in Thomas’ life, where one mistake sets into motion a series of absurd events that threaten to unravel the clichéd life he’s worked so hard to build. This wild ride calls into question the balance between ambition and morality and the dubious decisions made in pursuit of the American Dream.” Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title will produce.
No further details were disclosed regarding Bump at this early stage, though the story of an everyday man venturing far beyond his comfort zone is certainly smack bang in Zach Braff’s wheelhouse. Following his directorial debut with Garden State, the actor-cum-filmmaker has been gradually upping his workflow from behind the lens, and we’re intrigued to see this one pan out and exactly how Braff squeezes in the all but inevitable Donald Faison cameo.
Though an extended delay pushed Going in Style out of 2016, Braff’s crime caper – one that stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin – will release via Warner Bros. on April 7, 2017. Bump, meanwhile, is expected to enter production before the year’s end.