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A Penis Takes on Human Form in New Gravitas Acquisition 'Bad Johnson'

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire February 6, 2014 at 12:54PM

Gravitas Ventures has acquired U.S. rights to "Bad Johnson," a new comedy from Huck Botko ("The Last Exorcism"). The film will hit theaters May 2nd and arrive on VOD April 1st. The comedy centers on a man whose penis gets a mind (and body) of its own.
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Gravitas Ventures has acquired U.S. rights to "Bad Johnson," a new comedy from Huck Botko ("The Last Exorcism"). The film will hit theaters May 2nd and arrive on VOD April 1st. The comedy centers on a man whose penis gets a mind (and body) of its own.

Here's the synopsis, per Gravitas:

In BAD JOHNSON, written by Jeff Tetreault, Cam Gigandet (TWILIGHT, EASY A) plays Rich, a suave Chicago ladies' man who refuses to take personal responsibility for his inability to maintain a lasting relationship. After his constant infidelities alienate yet another girlfriend (Jamie Chung, THE HANGOVER PARTS II & III, SUCKER PUNCH), he wishes he could say goodbye to his ‘little friend.’ The next morning he awakes in horror to find that his wish has been granted and his penis has taken human form: A disgusting, selfish, oversexed jerk riotously portrayed by comedian Nick Thune (KNOCKED UP). Pitted against his alter ego, Rich must figure out how to rein in his penis, both literally and figuratively, in order to finally learn what separates the men from their boys.

"This is a very unique movie -- bold, outrageous, yet very grounded, which is ultimately what makes it so incredibly funny and such a satisfying experience for both men and women," said producer Reid Brody on behalf of the producing team. "We are incredibly excited to have Gravitas handling distribution, and we know that in their hands our 'Bad Johnson' will be positioned to best reach its audience."

Gravitas recently acquired "Ping Pong Summer," starring Susan Sarandon, out of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

This article is related to: Comedy, Acquisitions, Gravitas Ventures, Bad Johnson, Huck Botko





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