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Vertical Entertainment and DIRECTV Acquire William H. Macy’s ‘THE LAYOVER’

April 12, 2017

The Layover

Vertical Entertainment and DIRECTV announced that they’ve acquired the rights to William H. Macy’s upcoming road trip sex comedy THE LAYOVER. 

Directed by Macy, the film stars Alexandra Daddario, Kate Upton, Matt Barr, Matt Jones, Kal Penn, Rob Corddry, and Molly Shannon.

Written by David Hornsby and Lance Krall, who collaborated in the past on the popular TV series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, for which Hornsby served as a writer, executive producer and co-star.

Daddario and Upton play a pair of lifelong best friends who decide to avoid their problems by taking a vacation only to find that their plan has been rerouted due to a hurricane warning. To make matters worse, the two friends find themselves in a hilarious battle for the same guy (Barr) during an extended layover in St. Louis.

Patricia Cox (previously collaborated with Macy on his directorial debut Rudderless) and Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media Finance executive produce.

Macy is known for acting in the Showtime hit series Shameless, ER, Jurassic Park III and Fargo, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He’s directed Rudderless, the TV movie Lip Service and an episode of Shameless. He’s won two Emmy Awards (for Lead Actor and Writing for a Miniseries or a Movie) for Door to Door.

The Layover will premiere on DirecTV on August 3 and on Vertical Entertainment in September.


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