Ford & Helms Join "The Miserable Adventures of Burt Squire"

 

While the announced film The Miserable Adventures of Burt Squire Aboard the Horn High Yo (Set-up over at STXfilms) is being marketed as a shipwrecked comedy, it's actually based on a true story. Or, at least, is inspired by it. And now, it's been confirmed that the film will be led by the odd pairing of Harrison Ford and Ed Helms.


Helms will play a family man who embarks on a sailing vacation. Suffering a midlife crisis, he hopes the vacation will be a dream experience for him, allowing for self-discovery. However, when he finds himself shipwrecked in the Atlantic Ocean, this family man will find himself facing survival from both nature and his charming but unhinged sea captain (Played by Harrison Ford).


No director has been announced, although the script is penned by Ben Bolea. Adam Fogelson, Chairman, STXfilms Motion Picture Group, did release this statement in regards to the film's announcement:

“We love this story and are looking forward to working with Mickey and the team at LD and this incredible cast. 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, and Harrison 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."

The Mickey referred in the quote is Mickey Liddell who will produce the film alongside Kim Zubick and Pete Shilaimon. Stay tuned!

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