Per Deadline, comedian Bill Burr has signed on to write, direct and star in a comedy titled Old Dads for Miramax. He will lead the film alongside Bobby Carnavale and Bokeem Woodbine, with the studio producing the project alongside Burr’s All Things Comedy.
The film revolves around a middle-aged father and his two best friends who, after selling their company to a millennial, find themselves out of step and behind the times as they hilariously struggle to navigate a changing world of culture, career and fatherhood. Burr has penned the script with Ben Tishler. Bill Block, Monica Levinson, and Mike Bertolina will produce.
“I’m very excited to start shooting Old Dads,” said Burr in a statement. “This comedy is based on my own and my co-writer, Ben Tishler‘s, lives. Miramax has been awesome to work with and I think people are really going to like this movie.”
Miramax CEO Block added: “Burr is one of the top comedic voices of his generation and he has written a script that’s not just unwaveringly funny, but also full of heart and unfiltered cultural commentary. We’re thrilled to be collaborating with him and this fantastic cast.”
Burr is one of the most popular comedians working today, and already has experience creating and starring in a project from scratch as he did with Netflix animated series F Is For Family. It will be interesting to see what he can do in the comedy film world.
Not all stand-up comedians make the jump easily, but Burr has already proven his versatility across multiple mediums, including a solid film career with roles in The King Of Staten Island, The Front Runner, Daddy’s Home, and Channing Tatum‘s recently film, Dog.
Carnavale has been in too many projects to list, most recently being seen in Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers. He’ll next appear in Andrew Dominik‘s Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde and Netflix’s Big Mouth spinoff, Human Resources.
Woodbine is probably best known for is role in the fourth season of FX’s Fargo, while he also recently appeared in Ghostbusters: Afterlife. He’ll next be seen in the Paramount+ series Halo, an adaptation of the hugely popular video game franchise.
Production on Old Dads kicked off in Los Angeles this week. The film doesn’t yet have a scheduled release date.