Robin Williams to play World's Greatest Dad

July 18, 2008  |  3:11pm
When not dispelling the notion of any involvement with the forthcoming Donnie Darko sequel, S. Darko, Richard Kelly and Co. have been brewing new material over at Darko Entertainment HQ. Darko folks Sean McKittrick, Ted Hamm and Kelly himself are teaming up with Process Media's Tim Perrell and Howard Gertler to produce World's Greatest Dad, a dark comedy with Robin Williams signed on as the lead.

In the film, Williams will play a high school poetry teacher and single dad who covers up the death of his son, caused by a "freak masturbation accident" (stay with us, here). He takes it upon himself to write a false suicide note, which the school newspaper then publishes without his knowledge. On top of the note, he pens of a false diary under his son's name, a process that ends up re-invigorating him as a writer. The film, under the direction of its writer, Bobcat Goldthwait (Windy City HeatCrank Yankers), will begin filming in Seattle next week.

Darko Entertainment has a few other projects in the works to look out for: I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell is in production and The Box is in post-production. As for Williams, he's been linked to the forthcoming political bio-pic, The Prince of Providence.

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