‘Eastbound and Down’ Team Reuniting for ‘Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter’ Movie
Danny McBride and Jody Hill work so beautifully together — the pair gave us both The Foot Fist Way and the incredibly hilarious HBO series Eastbound and Down. The duo will soon reunite for another HBO series (Vice Principals), but in the meantime they’re getting to work on another new film, Hill’s first since the amazingly cringe-inducing 2009 film Observe and Report.
Deadline reports that Hill will direct the delightfully-titled The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter, based on a script he co-wrote with John Carcieri and McBride, who will also star in the film, obviously. Hill, McBride and Carcieri comprise the production banner known as Rough House, which is responsible for putting out Eastbound and Down and their new HBO series, Vice Principals.
No plot details are currently available for The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter, and it might be best if it stays that way until we see the first trailer. If Hill’s previous efforts are any indication, it’s likely that his new film will be as equally dark, funny and irreverent.
Hill and McBride’s Vice Principals, on the other hand, centers on “a high school and the people who almost run it,” which sounds like something Hill would be involved with — The Foot Fist Way focused on an arrogant but inept master of a small dojo in a strip mall; Observe and Report gave us the story of an ambitious but socially inept mall security guard; and Eastbound and Down centered on a self-destructive and obnoxious former MLB star.
We can probably expect something along similar lines from The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter.