Screen Daily – January 27, 2015
Mark Damon returns to Berlin with a marquee title in the form of the Bobby Farrelly comedy and along with Tamara Birkemoe will commence pre-sales next week. One Night Stan centres on a ladies’ man who decides to change his ways after he falls hard for a woman.
Kevin Barnett, Chris Pappas and Mike Bernier wrote the screenplay and Farrelly and Damon will produce with Serafini Pictures’ Susanne Bohnet.
Peter Farrelly, Birkemoe, Shaun Redick, Ray Mansfield and Grant Cramer are executive producers. “I’m very excited to be directing One Night Stan,” said Farrelly (pictured), who comes off the recent $163m worldwide performance of former number one US release Dumb And Dumber To. “Every successful comedy starts with a good script and this one’s a beauty. It’s got all the elements I look for – a fresh story, lots of laughs, great twists, and plenty of heart. Casting it should be a lot of fun because there are some fantastic roles.”
“We’re thrilled to have Bobby Farrelly on board as director of One Night Stan,” said Damon. “The name Farrelly is a trademark for hilarious comedy, and that’s what we’re aiming for in One Night Stan.”
Foresight is handling Scott Waugh’s sci-fi projectInversion and Spike Lee’s Spinning Gold, which is in pre-production and set to star Justin Timberlake.
by Jeremy Kay