Talk about striking while the iron is hot. Macon Blair, perhaps best known for his roles in his buddy Jeremy Saulnier‘s thrillers “Blue Ruin” and “Green Room,” walked into the Sundance Film Festival in January with his directorial debut, “I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore.” He went home with the Grand Jury Prize, and by February, the film was on Netflix, where the strong buzz continued. Blair isn’t missing a beat, as he’s already gearing up his next turn behind the camera.
“The Shitheads” will find him directing Luke Wilson and Tracy Morgan in a dark comedy — described as “The Last Detail” by way of Bret Easton Ellis — about a pair of deeply unqualified bozos who’ve been hired to transport a troubled teenage millionaire to rehab. Mayhem and general shenanigans ensue but the press release cheekily adds, “it has not been confirmed at this time whether or not important life lessons are also learned.”
Sounds like it’s right in Blair’s comedic wheelhouse, and we’re eager to see what he puts together. No word yet on when shooting begins, but I don’t think it’s too absurd to suggest that Blair and co. might be back in Park City next year.