Lizard man is pulled to 'Opposites'
EmptyJay Chandrasekhar of Broken Lizard fame has signed on to direct "Opposites Attract," a comedy from Bold Films.
Written by Dan Ewen, "Opposites" is a body-switching comedy involving a young couple who must "walk a mile in each other's shoes" to make their relationship work.
Bold and Chandrasekhar are aiming to do an R-rated take on the body-switching genre while looking at the differences between the sexes.
Although Chandrasekhar helmed such Broken Lizard films as "Super Troopers" and "Beerfest" and tends to work with his comedy troupe, "Opposites" is not a Broken Lizard production.
Bold's Michel Litvak and David Lancaster are producing with Elements Entertainment's Chad Marting and Christopher Pratt. Gary Michael Walters is executive producing, with Garrick Dion co-producing.
The company's Stephanie Denton is handling domestic and international sales.
Bold is in production on Joe Dante's supernatural thriller "The Hole" with Haley Bennett and Teri Polo and in preproduction on the suspense thriller "Jack," to be directed by Joseph Ruben.
Chandrasekhar, repped by UTA and Gotham Group, also directed Warner Bros.' "The Dukes of Hazzard" while also working in the television realm, where he helmed episodes of such shows as "Chuck" and "Arrested Development." Broken Lizard's latest comedy, "The Slammin' Salmon," premieres Saturday at the Slamdance Film Festival.