Farva Takes the Director’s Chair for Broken Lizard’s Slammin’ Salmon

You may not know this, but I have long been a pretty big fan of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard, whose improvisational, tongue-and-cheek humor has delivered such films as Super Troopers, Club Dread and most recently Beerfest. And while they are certainly an acquired taste, they have also gained a bit of a following thanks to the immense success of Super Troopers on DVD.

And while they are currently working on the script (hopefully) for Super Troopers 2, they have also been working on a few other projects. One particular project is Slammin’ Salmon, the story of a former heavyweight boxing champion, played by Michael Clarke Duncan, now the owner of a Miami restaurant, who turns his waiters into mortal enemies by instituting a high stakes performance contest.

To be honest, I wasn’t even aware of this film until a few set photos appeared this morning over at Slashfilm, but after doing some research I did find out a few things of interest. For one, Kevin Heffernan, who played Farva in Super Troopers, is credited as the director of the film, which would make this his directorial debut. While all of the Broken Lizard members have taken a writing credit on their previous films, Jay Chandrasekhar has always been credited as the director. This will be the first time that we see someone else credited in that role — so that is pretty interesting. I also found it interesting that hottie Olivia Munn and SNL funnyman Will Forte were listed among the cast. Not that their presence will make it a good movie, I just enjoy Forte’s style and Olivia Munn’s… hotness.

We will keep you updated as more details about Slammin’ Salmon emerge, but for now you can see all of the set photos over at Slashfilm.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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