Starbuck is a French-Canadian comedy about a layabout who discovers that the sperm he donated in the ‘80s has produced 533 children. Many are now in their 20s and decide to sue the fertility clinic to reveal the identity of the donor (codenamed Starbuck).
So Starbuck (real name David) surreptitiously tracks them down to spy on their lives. Sound familiar? It was a documentary about a guy in America (but it was only about 50 and he wasn’t as hilarious).
As he secretly stalks his progeny he strikes up conversations, does little favours around the house – like a pot-bellied, bearded guardian angel with a My Name Is Earl good-dead list. Even Jeremy Kyle would have a job sorting all this out.
I know what you’re thinking – “French AND Canadian, that’s not a winning combination for a comedy. And reading, I don’t go to the cinema to read, what’s this nonsense? Can’t they remake it with Vince Vaughn or something?”
Well, mild xenophobes you’re in luck, because there is going to be a remake starring….Vince Vaughn of course. You can picture it already can’t you?
Also he’s a butcher’s delivery driver, surely there’s some comedy mileage in that – a joke about pork delivery or something clever along those lines?
Ken Scott, who directed the popular 2011 film, has also written the English language version and the same producer is on board, so there will at least be some continuity between original and remake.
Starbuck (with Vince Vaughn) is out with DreamWorks on 27 July 2013.
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Written by ::: Chris Dyer
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