Brewer Becomes A “Mother Trucker”

Director Craig Brewer (“Hustle and Flow”) will write and direct the action comedy “Mother Trucker” for New Regency says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on a Maxim article written by Steven Russell, the story follows a man who escapes from jail, steels an 18-wheeler and heads across the South to see his dying mother with police on his trail.

The property is generally being pitched as a more contemporary “Smokey and the Bandit”. Peter Jaysen is producing, while Gary Scott Thompson (“Knight Rider,” “Las Vegas”) is executive producing.