Chevy Chase to Star in Raunchy Road Comedy 'Federal Offense' (Exclusive)

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Chevy Chase (left), Connor Martin

Chase will play a foul-mouthed grandfather who is broken out of his nursing home.

Chevy Chase is attached to star in Federal Offense, a raunchy comedy spec just picked up by Boundless Pictures.

Newcomer Connor Martin wrote the script, which is described as having a screwball storyline that centers on three best friends who lose a drug kingpin's stash before finding themselves on the lam from gangsters, bounty hunters and the law after breaking their foul-mouthed grandfather out of his nursing home. 

Chase will play the grandfather.

Courtney Lauren Penn and Brandon Burrows, founder and co-founder, respectively, of their New York- and Santa Monica-based Boundless shingle, will produce.

“Chevy is an American icon with an expansive body of work that has made us laugh and cry for almost 40 years,” Burrows said Monday in a statement.  “He is a legend in comedy, and audiences will see a side of Chevy they’ve never seen before." 

Said Penn of Martin, a British-American screenwriter based in Austin: "Liam Neeson has his tea test for reading scripts: If he doesn't get up to make tea before reaching page 10, it's good. I was already holding tea when I started reading; by page 10, we were laughing so hard, it spilled everywhere. That's our tea test for comedy. Connor's comic voice is unmistakable.”

Chase, who in recent years co-starred on NBC’s cult comedy Community, last year popped up in New Line's Vacation reboot, as well as Hot Tub Time Machine 2.

Chase and Martin are repped by APA and Link Entertainment.

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