CATEGORIES Comedy, Independent, Casting, Fandom, Newsstand, Cinematical Indie, Movie News, CinematicalDespite fairly disastrous theatrical experiences so far, Larry The Cable Guy (aka Daniel Whitney) and his Blue Collar standup friends are pressing forward with their cinematic careers, this time with a comedy called Delta Farce (yes, even the title is frightfully clever). Though Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie was a box office bomb for Warner Brothers (it cost only $2 million, but grossed a paltry $604,000), and Whitney's own star vehicle, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector had some rough times (According to Variety, the film had a $45 opening night -- no, I've not left off any zeros -- in the Bronx. Can you imagine?), anything Blue Collar-related makes big money on DVD sales, which probably explains why studios keep coming back for more.
Delta Farce will star Whitney, Bill Engvall, and a third Blue Collar comedian (there's a massive, Blue Collar cage match scheduled for later this week: the winner gets the gig) as "inept, Iraq-bound Army reservists who are mistakenly dropped into Mexico and liberate a small village from marauders." The movie starts shooting next month, and Lionsgate will have it in theaters in spring, 2007. Gee, I can hardly wait.