Jason Segel Sells Comedy Based On The Other F Word
Getting old is a bitch. When you are a tattooed, pierced and foul-mouthed punk rocker … getting old’s even more of a pain in the ass. These troubles were captured by documentarian Andrea Blaugrund Nevins’ 2011 film The Other F Word, which caught up with aging rockers like Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus, The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and Pennywise’s Jim Lindberg as they settle into fatherhood. For those of us who grew up on the catchy beats and jangly guitars of bands like NOFX and Everclear, and are now trying to raise our own kids, F Word was pretty compelling.
Jason Segel also hopes that the material can be pretty funny. The Muppets star reportedly is co-writing a comedic pitch riffing on The Other F Word with Drew Pearce, and the duo has sold the pitch to 20th Century Fox, according to THR. The plot centers around a former punk rocker who’s going back on tour “years after his golden age,” according to the trade. It sounds like Segel, who has musical ability, easily could step in and play the lead for this as-yet-untitled feature, but that has not been confirmed in the piece.
Hopefully Segel can find some fresh insight into the subject matter. The Office co-star Rainn Wilson tried something like this back in 2008, playing a washed up drummer who wanted to get back in the game in The Rocker. And at the very least, this Other F Word fiction feature could lead to multiple celebrity guest stars from the pop-punk world. So there’s that.
In the meantime, Segel will be seen in Judd Apatow’s next comedy, This Is 40, while Pearce will punch up scripts for Iron Man 3 and the Godzilla reboot, which is deep in pre-production.
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