The casting of Harrison Ford and Ed Helms was announced today, Oct. 19, by STXfilm’ president Adam Fogelson.
The movie is a comedy inspired by a true story about a family man that will be played by Helms. He is going through a midlife crisis, so he embarks on his dream sailing trip adventure.
However, his vacation ended up in a disaster when the ship he was on got wrecked while sailing in the Atlantic. The accident happened under the supervision of the ship’s captain that will be played by Harrison Ford.
“We love this story and are looking forward to working with Mickey and the team at LD and this incredible cast,” Deadline quoted STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson as saying in the press release. “There’s no one better than Ed Helms to play an everyday guy who gets saddled with every comedic misfortune life could throw his way.”
He went on to say, “And Harrison Ford is going to create yet another memorable and iconic character as an unhinged sea captain. Instead of a road-trip comedy, we can’t wait to see these unlikely buddies in this seafaring comedy.”
Michael Glassman will be the film’s executive producer while Ben Bolea wrote the screenplay.
Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon will produce it together with Kim Zubick, Ed Helms, and Mike Falbo of the Pacific Electric Picture Co.
Prior to the confirmation of Harrison Ford’s participation in The Miserable Adventures Of Burt Squire Aboard The Horn High Yo, he just returned to reprise his role in ‘Star Wars’ as Hans Solo.
The 78-year-old veteran actor also appeared in the movie called The Call of the Wild that was released in February.
Harrison Ford would be seen next in The Staircase, a series adaptation for Annapurna TV. Fans will also see him again in Indiana Jones as he reprises his role for the fifth movie sequel that is expected to premiere in 2022.
As for Ed Helms, his most recent work was Netflix’s Coffee And Kareem, an action-comedy flick.
Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly reported that the premiere date for Harrison Ford and Helms’ movie The Miserable Adventures of Burt Quire Aboard the Horn High Yo is not yet available as of this time.
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