When’s the new Adam Carolla movie Road Hard hitting the big screen you ask? Let’s say October 4th. Okay, that was a total guess. And I have no idea about distribution either. This one may be a direct to DVDer. Can’t say. But I figured I’d rant about it for a few paragraphs anyway, as no other podcasts have inspired me this week.
Following the critical praise/acclaim of Carolla’s debut feature, The Hammer, it was pretty obvious he’d make another movie. When this guy pulls something off, he likes to keep at it until the fans tag out. (He’s written like five books about basically the same thing.) But I don’t know anyone who would take issue with a solidly funded, well cast flick, though. Plus, he has chops. The Hammer was a solid B plus.
Following a very successful FundAnything campaign, and a video featuring Bryan Cranston, where he exceeded his $1 million goal, Carolla announced his cast: Illeana Douglas, Diane Farr, David Alan Grier, Dave Koechner, super producer Phil Rosenthal, Dana Gould, and Larry Miller are all on the call sheet. And I think Howie Mandel and Alison Rosen, Carolla’s intrepid news girl, also make an appearance.
Here’s the story:
Co-written by Carolla and Kevin Hench, Road Hard follows the misadventures of the recently divorced Carolla’s character Bruce Madsen, who still lives in ex-wife (Douglas’s) guest house. Farr plays a love interest for Carolla’s character, and Grier is a fellow comedian. Larry Miller is perfectly cast as an agent.
We shall see if this one dodges the sophomore slump. Not that that’s a thing with movies; I just like alliteration.