CATEGORIES Movie NewsEd Helms is on a roll.
Ever since his breakout performance in 'The Hangover,' Helms has been making one movie after another: 'Cedar Rapids,' 'The Hangover Part II,' 'Jeff Who Lives at Home,' 'The Muppets,' 'The Lorax' and 'What to Expect When You're Expecting.' Now, Warner Bros. has acquired the pitch 'True North' as a starring vehicle for 'The Office' star. And, as is the case when actors and actresses get in demand and their Hollywood currency rises, Helms will also executive produce (insuring more control as well as a bigger paycheck at the end of the day).
According to Deadline, the story line goes something like this: Helms will play a pompous travel-show host "whose obsessive pursuit of fame and constant travel has alienated his wife and two kids. His plane crashes when on assignment in India, and he awakens from a coma two years later to discover everyone back in New York thinks he's dead, and he's had reconstructive surgery that has completely changed his appearance. He returns to Manhattan to win back his family by proving he's a changed man."