Will Ferrell is set to star and Johnny Depp will produce the comedy “Tom’s Dad” for Point Blank Productions and Infinitum Nihil.
Set in 1960s Nevada, Ferrell plays a struggling nightclub performer hoping to make it big with his stage act involving circus animals. He is forced to reconnect with his estranged twelve-year old son when his ex-wife departs on a three week trip, leaving the pair to rekindle their relationship.
Martin Casella penned the original screenplay with revisions by Clarke. Lasse Hallstrom is set to direct while Depp, John Ptak, Christi Dembrowski, Joni Levin and Keith Clarke will produce.
Filming is slated to begin early next year, with further casting underway.