Danny McBride’s Rough House Pictures is partnering with Spire Animation Studios to develop the animated feature, Trouble. Trouble tells the story of Jax, a 13-year-old boy who gets in trouble with his family, and is then put into a parallel reality known as the World of Trouble. Jax begins his magical adventure, where he learns about himself, makes new friends, and learns the value of self-forgiveness. The entire time, he is also trying to figure out how to get out of Trouble, and of course, go back home.
McBride and Spire Animation Studios CCO Brad Lewis (Ratatouille, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World) created the original story for Trouble, while Kevin Barnett and Chris Pappas (The Wrong Missy, The Do-Over) are writing the script. The film will be executive produced by Spire’s P.J. Gunsagar, along with Rough House Pictures’ Brandon James. There are currently no updates on casting.
According to Deadline, McBride states that “The idea of being in trouble is a universal fear we’ve all experienced growing up. Being able to build out what that world could look like and exploring how we can make this an animated adventure with Brad and the team at Spire has been awesome”.
McBride is represented by CAA and Range Media Partners, along with attorneys Dan Fox and Steve Warren at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman. Lewis is repped by CAA.