M. Night Shyamalan Is Turning "The Boondocks" into a Live-Action Feature Film*

Hot off the heels of The Last Airbender, director M. Night Shyamalan has set his sights on his next project: a live-action feature film based on Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks, an animated TV series on Adult Swim (as well as a comic strip) that follows the adventures of an African-American family in a suburb of Illinois.

While official pre-production has yet to begin, Shyamalan has already locked in his cast.

Huey Freeman will be played by High School Musical's Lucas Grabeel:



Riley Freeman will be played by teen singing sensation Justin Bieber:



And Robert "Grandad" Freeman will be played, of course, by Mel Gibson:



Shyamalan, who also wrote the screenplay for The Boondocks feature, had intended to also star in the movie as himself. In the script, Shyamalan visits the Freeman boys' school to give a talk about race relations.

However, due to a demanding production schedule, Shyamalan has backed off from costarring in the film. Slumdog Millionaire's Dev Patel had begged for the role, but Shyamalan insisted that he be played by a random male underwear model:



* Okay, so this story isn't real. But The Last Airbender controversy is. More information is here and here.

10 comments:

  1. I'll take Lucas Grabeel and the underwear model with the glorious package and skip the film, thanks. :)

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  2. I totally see Mel playing Grandad.

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  3. That's no "random" underwear model. That's Alan Ritchson--he's arguably the greatest underwear model of his generation! And he played Aquaman on Smallville.

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  4. It would be even funnier if M. Night's next project was a Bollywood movie, starring all Caucasians!

    Cuz, hey, Indian people technically are Aryan, right?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_Aryans

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  5. JTerry...perv!

    Peter, it takes a vivid imagination! :)

    William, you are a fount of pervy knowledge!

    Howard, don't make me think.

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  6. Karen Escobar7/01/2010

    Praise White Jesus for Uncle Manoj!

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  7. Prince,
    Great article. Good laugh! Thanks!
    Miko

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  8. Karen, uh, yeah, praise him!

    Miko, thanks a bunch!

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  9. Anonymous7/14/2010

    omg, for a second I thought that was for real. Thank goodness!

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  10. Anonymous7/21/2010

    loooooooool lucas grabeel, that made me laugh

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