James Marsden and Jack Black are set to team for the low-budget indie comedy “The D-Train” for RipCord Productions, Electric Dynamite and Ealing Studios.
Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel helm the story of a Middle American high school reunion committee chairman (Black), still searching for acceptance, who has to do whatever it takes to get the school’s most popular guy from high school to show up to their 20-year reunion.
Problem is, the guy (Marsden) is now a failed actor working in commercials. Black’s character flies to Los Angeles to penetrate the world of celebrities and get the man to come along.
Mike White and Nat Faxon is also set to appear in the movie as Black’s only friend in high school. Nat Faxon is in negotiations to join the cast in an unspecified role.
White, David Bernadm Priyanka Mattoo, Barnaby Thompson and Ben Latham Jones are producing. Filming begins in New Orleans later this month.