A new cannabis-heavy comedy is in the works with the help of one of Hollywood’s top stars. Deadpool 2 producer and star Ryan Reynolds has reportedly signed up to produce the reimagination of the 1990 classic Home Alone as an adult comedy called Stoned Alone.
Augustine Frizzell, director of the comedy Never Goin’ Back, has signed on to direct the upcoming comedy film. Kevin Burrows and Matt Mider wrote the script based on an idea by Fox executive Matt Reilly. The premise revolves around a young “loser” who ends up home alone and gets high just before being broken into by burglars.
“It centers around a twenty-something weed growing loser who misses the plane for his holiday ski trip,” Deadline first reported. “He makes the best of things by getting high. Paranoia sets in and he believes he hears someone break into his house.”
Imagine dealing with a live burglar situation at home, all whilst dealing with the paranoia induced by cannabis. It presents a potentially hilarious scenario of events that could unfold.
“We can hope” Macauley Culkin will star in the new film, reported Vice, but there are currently no plans to include the former child star.
Ryan Reynolds is producing, and potentially starring in, a ‘Home Alone’ re-imagining titled, ‘Stoned Alone’ pic.twitter.com/Kc8AcsRyAH
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It won’t be Reynold’s first foray into cannabis-themed comedies. Reynolds made a cameo appearance in 2005’s Harold & Kumar go to White Castle. With two young children, and very little information publicly available, Reynolds doesn’t share much about whether or not he’s a cannabis consumer.
Home Alone grossed $476 million, and was followed by two sequels. But the family-friendly vibe of the early 90s is long gone, and the original film is in dire need of a spoof. Reynold’s will produce the film under his Fox-based production company Maximum Effort, along with Maximum Effort’s George Dewey. At this time, there is little information about the details of the film content.