Written by David Morgan
Actor Burt Reynolds is headed across the pond for a comedy called A Bunch of Amateurs. According to Variety, Amateurs "is a fish-out-of-water comedy about an aging Hollywood action star who accepts an invitation to play King Lear at Stratford in the hope of reviving his career. He discovers that the play is not being staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, as he thought, but by an amateur dramatic society in a rural village." Sort of like Hot Fuzz, but only the theater sequence. Samantha Bond, Derek Jacobi, and Imelda Staunton co-star.
Andy Cadiff, director of American sitcoms like Spin City, According to Jim, and The War at Home, will direct. Jonathan Gerschfield, John Ross, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman wrote the screenplay. With that many writers, how could it be bad?
The film is being financed by CinemaNX, a production company backed by the Isle of Man.