Taking more appearances on big screen instead just lending voices like he mostly does, Larry the Cable Guy has given his commitment to star in a comedic feature titled "Witless Protection", The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.
Joining the likes of Ivana Milicevic, Yaphet Kotto, Peter Stormare, Joe Mantegna, and Eric Roberts, the funnyman, whose real name is Dan Whitney, will come under the direction of Charles Carner who is set to helm from his own script. Production is due to begin May 21 this year in and around Chicago with J.P. Williams and Alan Blomquist both serving as producers.
Financed by Parallel Entertainment Pictures for Lionsgate to distribute, "Protection" focuses on a small-town sheriff who witnesses a happening he believes to be a kidnapping and rushes to rescue the female victim. To his surprise, the kidnappers turn out to be FBI agents who get assigned to protect the woman and deliver her to a corruption trial in Chicago.