Gary Howsam and Bill Marks Reunite for Canadian 'Race Dicks' Theatrical Comedy
The indie pic features the former "Trailer Park Boys" stars Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay and Mike Smith.
TORONTO - Canadian film producers Gary Howsam and Bill Marks have reteamed for Race Dicks, a theatrical comedy top-lined by the former Trailer Park Boys stars Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay and Mike Smith.
Marks will also direct the feature that has Wells, Tremblay and Smith learning car racing skills to compete in a world famous car race in Newfoundland.
Their on-screen goal is for the Dicks to raise enough money through racing endorsements to launch their own Internet-based network, SwearNet.
Production is set to take place in and around Toronto, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland through September 2012, as a 2013 release for Race Dicks is targetted.
Howsam and Marks of Rollercoaster Entertainment and Vortex Words + Pictures are reteaming on Race Dicks after producing The Truth, which starred Andy Garcia, Kim Coates, Deborah Kara Unger, Eva Longoria and Forest Whitaker, with Damian Lee directing.
And before that, Howsam and Marks produced Casino Jack, the Kevin Spacey-starrer directed by the late George Hickenlooper.
The casting of the former Trailer Park Boys in Race Dicks is bringing Canadian soft money from sources like Telefilm Canada after the 2009 feature The Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day became the highest grossing English-language Canadian feature film of 2009.
The first Trailer Park Boys theatrical feature, executive produced by Ivan Reitman, in 2006 also became a commercial success at the local multiplex.
Wells, Tremblay and Smith are better known to their Canadian and international fans as Ricky, Julian and Bubbles of the TV mockumentary Trailer Park Boys that ran on Canada's Showcase cable channel between 2001 and 2007.