I meant to post this a while back, but Open Road Films has acquired all rights to the romantic action comedy Outrun, starring Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth and Tom Arnold, which represents a lot of blonde in one movie. “Dax Shepard is one of the most exciting comedic talents working today,”
stated Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg. “He’s assembled a brilliantly
talented cast in a wildly fun and funny movie. We are thrilled to be in
business with him, as well as producer Andrew Panay, and look forward to
bringing Outrun to audiences around the country.”
Outrun is the story of Charlie Bronson (Shepard), a former getaway driver who busts out of the Witness Protection Program to drive his girlfriend (Bell) to Los Angeles so she can land her dream job. Their road trip goes awry when they’re chased by a group of federal officers (led by Arnold), as well as a group of Charlie’s former cohorts (led by Cooper). Shepard’s directorial debut, the industry-satirizing mockumentary Brother’s Justice, wasn’t a huge success, but it showed some promise, so here’s hoping this sophomore effort — co-directed with David Palmer — delivers in more finely honed fashion on his talents, and those of his co-stars.