Quick! Think of the sleaziest, most unseemly way to make money possible. I haven’t the slightest idea what filth you thought of, but I can tell you Ken Jeong’s answer: murdering a celebrity in order to win a death pool.
It’s a scheme just crazy enough to work, and it’s the premise of a new comedy The Hangover star just boarded. Currently titled Untitled Celebrity Death Pool, the flick will follow a sleazy nightclub owner, obviously played by Ken Jeong, who falls deeply in debt to a loan shark. Naturally, his solution is to bet big on David Hasselhoff in the title death pool, then set off to California on a mad quest to murder the ex-Baywatch star.
You might think this premise would strike David Hasselhoff himself as pretty offensive, but he’s completely on board, both figuratively and literally. He’s given his stamp of approval by officially joining the cast as a fictionalized version of himself who may or may not be murdered.
In addition to Hasselhoff, Hulk Hogan has also boarded as another celebrity who may or may not get murdered. More celebrities are also in talks according to Variety, though none have been brave enough to officially sign on the dotted line. Something tells me the B-list will soon come flocking, however. Nothing says fun like a paycheck and a chance to remind the world you still exist.
The flick was written by Peter Hoare and is being helmed by Darren Grant. If that names sounds familiar, it’s because he’s responsible for Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, which is not the worst film ever released by any measure. The pic will be co-financed by WWE Studios and Hyde Park Entertainment, which is not nearly as bad as it sounds.
WWE Studios is way more legitimate than you think. The studio has had its hand in flicks like The Rundown and The Call, the latter of which was way better than it should have been. Moving forward, an upcoming Vince Vaughn flick is on the docket, as well as a few others that have real breakout potential.
We’ll keep you updated on Untitled Celebrity Death Pool once more celebrities start boarding. Until then, I’ll fantasize about a dream cast that involves Dustin Diamond, Donny Most and William Daniels.