Chevy Chase to star in Crackle comedy 'Federal Offense'

By Karen Butler  |  Nov. 2, 2017 at 3:29 PM
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Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The streaming network Crackle says it has acquired the rights to Federal Offense, a TV movie starring Vacation and Saturday Night Live icon Chevy Chase.

Written by newcomer Connor Martin, the comedy is described in a press release as "a raunchy screwball comedy that centers on three best friends in their 20s who lose a drug kingpin's stash before finding themselves on the lam from gangsters, bounty hunters and the law after breaking their grandfather out of his nursing home."

Chase, 74, will play the grandfather. No other casting has been announced yet.

"We're beyond excited to collaborate with Crackle on this movie," Courtney Lauren Penn, Boundless Pictures' founder and producer, said in a statement. "Crackle has their finger on the pulse for an audience that we produce for and we couldn't be more thrilled to partner with such a great team."

"From the very first moment we read the script, we knew Crackle was the right home for this project," added John Orlando, senior vice president of programming and development for Crackle. "Boundless Pictures and Connor Martin are the right team to create a hilarious and fresh comedy that our viewers have come to expect. Not to mention that Chevy is the icing on the cake!"

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