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Danny McBride to remake the extreme Danish comedy Clown for Warner Bros.

Apr. 13, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Any viewer of EASTBOUND AND DOWN knows that Danny McBride is fully capable of pulling off the raunchiest of comedy. He pulls no punches, even if he results as the humiliated butt of the joke.

Well, McBride is ready to do it again.  He will write, star, and coproduce with Todd Philips (THE HANGOVER) a remake of the Danish television series and film KLOVN (CLOWN).

The short summary of the film is two men and a 13-year old boy embark on an R-rated vacation.  Now, that could go in a million inappropriate directions.  But, the one it does go in is pretty hardcore.

KLOVN: THE MOVIE is about main characters Casper and Frank who plan a canoeing trip deemed “Tour de P***y” in which they plan to party hard and have as much sex as possible. Then, Frank discovers his girlfriend is pregnant and wants to get rid of the baby. She’ll only relent if he can prove he’ll be a worthy father. Frank’s answer is to take her 11-year old son on the canoe trip, but he and his buddy don’t change any of their plans for debauchery.

The KLOVN series has been compared to CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM while the film was seen as being the Danish version of THE HANGOVER.  Danny McBride will reportedly begin working on the script as soon as EASTBOUND AND DOWN finishes its final season.

The original Danish version of KLOVN is being released stateside courtesy of Drafthouse Films on July 27th. Check out their website for more information on the original film and see if you agree with McBride as the choice to helm the new screenplay.

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10:47AM on 04/14/2012

I actually saw this one

I was hanging out with a friend from Denmark and he suggested i watch this movie. It was very funny, but like the previous poster said, it's extremely cringeworthy. Idk how american audiences would respond to that kind of humor. They could change it up and tone it down at parts, but i'm against going against the original with remakes on principle.

So we'll have to wait and see for now.
I was hanging out with a friend from Denmark and he suggested i watch this movie. It was very funny, but like the previous poster said, it's extremely cringeworthy. Idk how american audiences would respond to that kind of humor. They could change it up and tone it down at parts, but i'm against going against the original with remakes on principle.

So we'll have to wait and see for now.
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8:46PM on 04/13/2012
Saw the movie at Fantasia last summer and I knew this was coming. The movie is just amazingly funny, raunchy and extremely EXTREMELY cringe-worthy and it was just a question of time before it got the US treatment.

And as much as I love Danny McBride, there is no way in hell they'll manage to top the original. It is bound to be a watered down remake. The original characters and their actors were just too perfect to copy and the humor would never pass in the US (even with a R rating, anyway,
Saw the movie at Fantasia last summer and I knew this was coming. The movie is just amazingly funny, raunchy and extremely EXTREMELY cringe-worthy and it was just a question of time before it got the US treatment.

And as much as I love Danny McBride, there is no way in hell they'll manage to top the original. It is bound to be a watered down remake. The original characters and their actors were just too perfect to copy and the humor would never pass in the US (even with a R rating, anyway, there's no way they'll be able to pull off a PG-13 with this). I mean, the final gag of the movie is ON-SCREEN PEDOPHILIA! McBride's style just doesn't fit this comedy.

Sorry for that, I just love the original so much that this remake is bound to disappoint me even this early in the process...

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