Danny McBride developing animated film Trouble

According to Deadline, Danny McBride is turning his sights to the realm of animation as his Rough House Pictures banner will be partnering with Spire Animation Studios to develop Trouble.

The animated feature will center on a 13-year-old named Jax who gets in trouble with his family and is whisked away to a parallel reality known as the World of Trouble. “Embarking on a whimsical adventure, within this bizarre and fantastic world of chaotic adolescence, he makes new friends, reflects on his character and learns the value of self-forgiveness, all while trying to figure out how to get out of trouble, and get back home,” reads Deadline’s description. Danny McBride and Spire Animation Studios CCO Brad Lewis came up with the original story, which will be scripted by Kevin Barnett and Chris Pappas. In a statement, Danny McBride said:

The idea of being in trouble is a universal fear we’ve all experienced growing up. Being able to build out what that world could look like and exploring how we can make this an animated adventure with Brad and the team at Spire has been awesome.

Brad Lewis added, “Danny has such a unique sensibility and grasp of wonderfully irreverent characters, creating a story together is a dream come true. I’m definitely looking forward to getting into Trouble together, and bringing to life the three words kids all over the world fear… you’re in trouble.” Danny McBride will soon be shooting the second season of HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones, and will next be heard lending his voice to The Mitchells vs. The Machines, which is slated to debut on Netflix on April 30, 2021.

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