CJ Entertainment are set to co-produce, finance and distribute the $13.4 million crime comedy “The Last Godfather” says Variety.
The film follows a mafia boss who trains his mentally impaired son Younggu to be his successor. Harvey Keitel, Michael Rispoli and Jason Mewes have supporting roles.
Comedian and filmmaker Shim Hyung-Rae (“D-War”) helms the project, wrote the initial draft (which Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen revised), and will star as Younggu.
Shim created the bumbling character for TV during the 1980’s and has since gone on to play him in at least a half dozen films.
Filming is currently underway in Los Angeles for release around the end of the year.