EXCLUSIVE: Rainn Wilson (Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Story) and Lil Rel Howery (Get Out) have closed offers to exec produce and star in Code 3 — a buddy action-comedy from Wayfarer Studios and Circle of Confusion, which is heading into manufacturing in Los Angeles subsequent month.
The movie from director Christopher Leone (Parallels) follows a day-in-the-life of two overworked, underpaid and almost burnt-out paramedics. One EMT is so burnt-out by the job that he’s forcing himself to resign, although he first should embark on one final 24-hour shift to coach his substitute. Every part that would occur on the job, from the mundane to the acute, then occurs on this closing, exhilarating day.
Leone penned the script with former paramedic, Patrick Pianezza. Wayfarer Studios has tapped Angela Cardon to supervise the challenge for the corporate and can function its sole financier. Producers are Justin Baldoni and Andrew Calof for Wayfarer, Lawrence Mattis of Circle of Confusion, Matt Smith of Electro Corduroy Leisure, and Paul “Pizza” Pianezza of Realdream. Steve Sarowitz will exec produce for Wayfarer, alongside Mike Jones for Silver Hearts Productions, with Megan Herring co-producing on behalf of Circle of Confusion.
“CODE 3 is a recent buddy motion comedy from Patrick and Christopher that may take the viewers on an introspective journey. It demonstrates how our interactions with strangers can have profound affect,” stated Wayfarer Studios President, Jamey Heath. “We’re past excited for this movie and the truth that Rainn and Lil Rel are on board is unbelievable. The 2 will inject humor and levity into this provocative story and Wayfarer Studios is thrilled to accomplice with Circle of Confusion and Silver Coronary heart Productions to share this story.”
Finest recognized for his 3x Emmy-nominated breakout position as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s enduringly widespread sitcom, The Workplace, Wilson has beforehand collaborated with Wayfarer on their Claire Ayoub-directed dramedy, Empire Waist. The actor portrays radio broadcaster Dr. Demento in Roku’s recently-released viral hit Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Story and has additionally been seen of late in AMC/AMC+’s Darkish Winds, in addition to the Paramount+ dramedy Jerry and Marge Go Giant with Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening. Additionally developing for Wilson is the Tony Goldwyn-directed comedy Inappropriate Habits with Bobby Cannavale and Robert De Niro.
Howery is an actor and comic who garnered worldwide recognition together with his supporting position in Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning popular culture phenomenon, Get Out. He beforehand teamed with Wayfarer on its YA hit Clouds directed by Baldoni and has additionally, in recent times, been seen in such options as Tag, Chook Field, Brittany Runs a Marathon, Judas and the Black Messiah, Dangerous Journey, Fatherhood, Free Man, Nationwide Champions, I Love My Dad and the hit twentieth buddy comedy Trip Associates for Hulu, amongst others. He for a time led his personal Fox sitcom, Rel, and has additionally been seen on collection together with Harlem, South Aspect and The Carmichael Present, to call a couple of. Howery will subsequent be seen in Rian Johnson’s case-of-the-week thriller collection Poker Face for Peacock, Goldwyn’s Inappropriate Habits and the Trip Associates sequel Honeymoon Associates, amongst different initiatives.
Wayfarer Studios is an unbiased manufacturing studio co-founded by Baldoni and Sarowitz and led by Heath, which in 2020 launched Clouds, the primary feature-length movie to launch on Disney+. Different initiatives on its upcoming slate embrace a live-action characteristic based mostly on the basic arcade recreation, Pac-Man, in addition to titles together with The Senior, Empire Waist, The Algorithm, It Ends With Us and Badass Biker Chicks of Marrakesh. Wayfarer just lately noticed their documentary Racist Timber make its home premiere on the Palm Springs Movie Competition, and can quickly take their doc The Hurricanes to SXSW.
The administration and manufacturing firm Circle of Confusion has been behind options together with the Sarah Hyland horror Satanic, the motion rom-com Mr. Proper with Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick, and the Lionsgate action-comedy American Extremely with Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, amongst others. Notable credit on the TV aspect embrace The Strolling Lifeless and its offshoots Concern the Strolling Lifeless and Tales of the Strolling Lifeless, in addition to Netflix’s Locke & Key and Showtime’s Work in Progress. Up subsequent for the corporate on the small display is the Prime Video miniseries Daisy Jones & The Six toplined by Riley Keough.
Leone is represented by Circle of Confusion. Wilson is repped by UTA, Sugar23 and Sloane, Supply, Weber & Dern. Howery is with UTA, Fourth Wall Administration and Cohen & Gardner.