Larry the Cable Guy has joined the comedy “Witless Protection” written and to be directed by Charles Carner says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story centers on a small-town sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping and rushes to rescue a woman.
The kidnappers turn out to be FBI agents assigned to protect her and deliver her to a big Enron-type corruption trial in Chicago but are later found to be on the take and are villains who are bent on killing her.
Ivana Milicevic, Yaphet Kotto, Peter Stormare, Joe Mantegna and Eric Roberts also star.
Production is scheduled to begin May 21 in and around Chicago. Lionsgate will distribute.