Having made a bunch of money for them with the “Jackass” films, actor Johnny Knoxville is being lined up for two projects at Paramount Pictures reports Deadline.
First off the block is the comedy pitch “First Man” which Matt Spicer & Max Winkler (“Ceremony”) will write. Knoxville, who will also produce, will play a man whose wife is elected president.
A natural hellraiser who has totally behaved himself during his wife’s presidential campaign, he finds the dynamic of their relationship changes now that they’re in the White House. Soon, he is prompted to return to rowdy form.
Paramount is also reconfiguring the comedy script “Mustache Riders” which it bought in 2008. The story follows three small-time crooks who set off on an adventure to find a buried treasure with a grizzled old outlaw.
Knoxville, his Jackass co-stars Bam Margera and Ryan Dunn, and singer Willie Nelson are all attached to star. Knoxville, Bam, and Dunn are expected to do all their own stunts.