Searchlight Pictures are teaming up with Broken Lizard to develop a new film “Quasi” which is a satire of the “Hunchback of Notre Dame” story. The movie will be released as a Hulu Original in the United States and as a Star Original on Disney+ internationally.
Broken Lizard is the comedy team behind the Super Troopers franchise. Kevin Hefferman from the team will direct. The script is co-written by the group’s members Steve Lemme, Jay Chandrasekhar, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske, who will all star in the film and service as executive producers.
Adrianne Palicki (The Orville, Friday Night Lights) will also star.
According to The Wrap, the film follows a hapless hunchback who only yearns for love, but finds himself in the middle of a murderous feud between the Pope and the King of France when each orders the hunchback to kill the other.
“I’m très, très excited to get the Broken Lizard gang back together,” Heffernan said. “But I’m even more excited to finally put my PhD in French Medieval Studies to use. It’s been a long time coming.”
“We’re excited to do something without mustaches,” another member of Broken Lizard added.
“We love Broken Lizard and are always thrilled to collaborate,” Searchlight heads of film production DanTram Nguyen and Katie Goodson-Thomas said in a statement. “Kevin, Steve, Jay, Paul and Erik are a boisterous, talented and hysterical group. We look forward to seeing them bring their raunchy charm to this satirical take on The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”
Production on “Quasi” is already underway. A release date for the film has not been announced yet.
Source: The Wrap