I don't know the details of the deal that the guys of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe made with the devil, but I think I want in. First, they made the wildly successful Super Troopers (it made more than six times its $3 million budget during its theatrical release), and the bomb they don't like to talk about, Club Dread. Then, member Jay Chandrasekhar directed the crappy-but-profitable Dukes of Hazzard, which got the whole group a production deal with Warner Brothers. I mean, correct me if I'm wrong here, but that sequence of events simply could not have occured naturally. Damn Broken Lizard for their outrageously good opportunities!

The group's first movie with Warners is the highly-anticipated Beerfest which, in case you've forgotten, is fondly described as "Fight Club with beer games," and stars the Broken Lizard lads and comedy genius Ryan Reynolds. The film is currently in post-production, and is due out this August. The second Warner's project, Ambulance Chasers, has just been announced. As you might expect, given that subtlety isn't one of Broken Lizard's primary weapons, it's exactly what it sounds like, the story of "what happens when two fiercely competitive personal-injury lawyers fight over a new client." The script is being written by Jon Zack, and Chandrasekhar will once again direct.
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