Dane Cook To Produce & Star In Comedy ‘Guys Night’ From ‘Employee Of The Month’s Greg Coolidge

EXCLUSIVE: Dane Cook is set to reteam with Greg Coolidge, his director on the 2006 Lionsgate comedy Employee of the Month, on Guys Night, an indie comedy based on the 2011 Black List script by Christopher Baldi.

The film follows a man who, after hitting a major rut in his marriage, is convinced the only way to save the relationship is to have the ultimate night out with his male co-workers.

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Cook will produce, as will Jim Valdez through his Fortress Media Group. Seth Yanklewitz (The Hangover) is casting, with production scheduled for a late summer start. Christopher Barish, Kyle Hayes and Matt Bass are the executive producers.

Breaking out in the late ’90s and early 2000s as one of the biggest comedians in the world, Cook remains among the top-selling, as highlighted by his sold-out performance at Netflix Is a Joke and his upcoming nationwide Live Nation tour, “Fresh New Flavor.” Following the success of his 2022 comedy special Above It All, which he wrote, produced and performed, he’s set to release another, Gritty in Pink, at a date not yet disclosed. Additionally, an untitled documentary chronicling Cook’s rise to comedy stardom amid a fierce legal battle is in development. Other past feature credits for Cook include Good Luck Chuck, Dan in Real Life and My Best Friend’s Girl, to name just a few.

Recently co-creating and serving as co-showrunner for Peacock’s John Wick spin-off series The Continental, Coolidge is also known for exec producing and writing on YouTube Premium’s Wayne, as well as the action comedy Ride Along, starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, which he co-wrote.

Cook is represented by CAA and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Coolidge by Stagecoach Entertainment, Gersh, and Cohen & Gardner; and Baldi by Circle Management and Production, IAG, and Behr Abramson Levy Johnson.

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