Following their distribution of the first two “Trailer Park Boys” films, Screen Media Films has announced the acquisition of U.S. rights to the third installment of this epic film series, TRAILER PARK BOYS: DON’T LEGALIZE IT. Based on the popular TV show of the same name, all of the characters return for another insane ride through Canada, including Trailer Park Boys director and co-writer Mike Clattenburg and actors John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith, John Dunsworth, Patrick Roach, Bernard Robichaud and Jonathan Torrens. Suzanne Blech, president at Screen Media, plans to distribute the film on September 5, 2014 with a nationwide theatrical release plan that will be accompanied by a day-and-date VOD platform release.
Recently out of jail and completely broke, Julian (John Paul Tremblay) has a plan to get outrageously rich. However, he first has to deliver his product to Montreal where his rival Cyrus (Bernard Robichaud) is waiting to close the deal. In the meantime, the government’s plan to legalize marijuana threatens Ricky (Robb Wells) and his dope business, so he goes to Ottawa to take action against the impending bill. With Julian and Ricky on a road trip, Bubbles (Mike Smith) joins the pair with his own agenda – to go find the inheritance left for him by his long-lost parents. The trio runs into trouble when ex-park supervisor Jim Lahey (John Dunsworth) and Randy (Patrick Roach) go after the boys in hopes of making them rot in jail.
Screen Media’s Suzanne Blech said about the acquisition: “We’re very excited to bring Julian, Ricky and Bubbles back to the big screen in the U.S. We know their fan base has been eager to see what kind of trouble they get into next.”
The producers are delighted that Screen Media will be releasing TRAILER PARK BOYS: DON’T LEGALIZE IT in the U.S. “It’s time for our U.S. fans to gear down on the liquor and ramp up on the dope,” says Clattenburg.
TRAILER PARK BOYS: DON’T LEGALIZE IT is directed by Mike Clattenburg, written by Mike Clattenburg and Mike O’Neill, produced by Clattenburg, Barrie Dunn and Michael Volpe, with cinematography by Jeremy Benning and editing by Dean Soltys. For more information about the film, please go to www.twitter.com/TPBmovie3 or www.facebook.com/trailerparkboys.
The deal was negotiated by Suzanne Blech, President, and Seth Needle, Director of Acquisitions & Marketing, at Screen Media. The film was made by Trailer Park Productions and Topsail Productions.