Wayne McClammy signed to direct 'Kip'

Comedy Central producing Vantage project

First Matt Damon, then Ben Affleck, and now Wayne McClammy is gunning for ... Kip?

McClammy has signed on to direct the revenge comedy "Beat Kip" for Paramount Vantage. A spokesperson for Paramount could not confirm.

"Kip" tells the story of three buddies who travel across the country to confront an Ivy League nemesis who stole one of the guys' girlfriends. Comedy Central is producing.

Vantage, which recently merged into Paramount proper with attendant staff downsizing, optioned Todd Waldman and Rob Kerkovich's original screenplay in March. Waldman and Kerkovich are USC graduates who created the Summer of Tears comedy troupe, which has toured the country since 2004 behind its online shorts.

McClammy is the segment producer on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" who this year directed and co-wrote the popular short video spoofs "I'm Fucking Matt Damon" and "I'm Fucking Ben Affleck." They logged tens of millions of hits and prompted a career surge for McClammy, who also directs episodes of "The Sarah Silverman Program."

McClammy, repped by Paradigm and Rain Management Group, has the comedy spec "Le Car" set up at MGM with co-writer Will Burke. The writer-director also is attached to helm "Cool School," a Fox comedy written by Derek Guiley, David Schneiderman and Mark Perez.

Jay A. Fernandez reported from Los Angeles; Gregg Goldstein reported from New York.
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