Josh Duhamel (Transformers) and Dan Fogler (Fanboys) have signed on to star in a new road trip movie called Scenic Route. Written by “Lone Star” and “Awake” creator Kyle Killen, who also wrote the Mel Gibson movie The Beaver, this film surrounds two college friends who get lost in the desert on a road trip and the realization dawns on them that this could be the end.
Duhamel hasn’t really had much of a chance to show off his acting chops with the roles he’s had so far, mostly playing the straight man to crazy situations around him. But Fogler has shown great comedic timing in a lot of his roles, so I think this could be an interesting match. (Maybe this will be like Gus Van Sant’s Gerry, featuring only two characters.) Killen won me over with his cancelled-too-soon series “Lone Star” on FOX last year, and I’m excited to see how “Awake” does when it debuts next week. That show stars Jason Issacs and has a cool alternate reality premise, so the theme of duality seems to be consistent in Killen’s work; perhaps Scenic Route will give us a bit more in that department.
Are you fans of anyone involved in this deal? Interested in this project?