EXCLUSIVE: John Cena, Search Party‘s Meredith Hagner, and Lil Rel Howery are attached to lead the comedy film, Vacation Friends from 20th Century Fox and Hulu. Clay Tarver, an executive producer of HBO’s Silicon Valley, will direct the film as his first feature directorial outing.
Todd Garner is producing the project under his Broken Road Productions label, which produced the recently released family comedy Playing With Fire, which starred Cena.
Vacation Friends is about a straight-laced couple has fun with a rowdy couple on vacation in Mexico. When they return to the states, they discover that the crazy couple they met in Mexico followed them back home.
Cena’s upcoming film slate includes Fast & Furious 9, The Suicide Squad, Project X-Traction opposite Jackie Chan. Hagner, who recently appeared in Ike Barenholtz’s The Oath and the James Gunn produced film Brightburn with Elizabeth Banks, will appear in Dummy, serialized movie-length project for Quibi. Howery is coming off the release of his HBO comedy special Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crenshaw and has a slew of films coming out next year including Universal’s The Photograph, Free Guy with Ryan Reynolds, Deep Water, starring Ben Affleck, and Fatherhood opposite Kevin Hart.
Tarver, who co-wrote the 2001 Paul Walker-starring thriller Joy Ride with JJ Abrams, repped by Artists First and WME.
Cena is repped by ICM Partners; Hagner by UTA and Suskin Management; Howery by UTA and Fourth Wall Management.
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