Netflix Eric Andre-Lil Ray Hawari buys comedy from ‘Bad Trip’ Orion – Variety1 min read
Eric Andre-Lil Reel Hawary from Netflix MGM’s Orion Picture has acquired worldwide rights to the hidden-camera pre-comedy “Bad Trip”.
The deal was announced on Wednesday, almost a month after Amazon Prime released a brief “Bad Trip” via video, but it was withdrawn. “Bad Trip” was originally scheduled to make its debut at the SXSW Film Festival before it was canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic, and the download site was available for a long time on April 17th to keep the pirate bet.
The movie comes from “Jacques” producer Jeff Tremain. The “Bad Trip” is full of empty authenticity, following two best friends on a crank-country road trip, drawing its real-life audience into action. Also starring Tiffany Hadis and Michela Conlin.
The film is directed by Kitao Sakurai, who previously worked with Andre on his adult swimming series “The Eric Andre Show” and produced David Bernard (“The Mool”), Andre, Ruben Fleischer (“Venom”) and Tremain. Orion announced in January that it had scheduled a domestic release on October 25 for the comedy.
When Netflix will release “Bed Trip” joins the growing list of movies that were originally set for theatrical release, but Net was the first to opt for a digital debut, with most US movie theaters closed until July due to the coronavirus epidemic. The list includes “Trolls World Tour,” “King of Staten Island,” “Lovebirds,” “Artemis Foul,” and “My Spy.” Warner Bros. is releasing a cartoon “Scoob” based on the Scooby-Doo characters directly on digital rental services on Friday.