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Crackle Acquires Chevy Chase Comedy Movie ‘Federal Offense’

Crackle has acquired the rights to Federal Offense, a comedy film starring Chevy Chase as a foul-mouthed grandfather who has broken out of his nursing home. Boundless Pictures is producing the movie, with Courtney Lauren Penn and Brandon Burrows in charge.

“From the very first moment we read the script, we knew Crackle was the right home for this project,” said John Orlando, senior VP, programming and development, Crackle. “Boundless Pictures and Connor Martin are the right team to create a hilarious and fresh comedy that our viewers have come to expect. Not to mention that Chevy is the icing on the cake!”

Martin wrote the screenplay.

Crackle is Sony Pictures Television Networks’ free streaming network. Federal Offense is described by Crackle as “a raunchy screwball comedy that centers on three best friends in their 20s who lose a drug kingpin's stash before finding themselves on the lam from gangsters, bounty hunters and the law after breaking their grandfather out of his nursing home.”

Chase’s credits include NBC’s Community and Saturday Night Live, and the films Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack and Hot Tub Time Machine.

“We're beyond excited to collaborate with Crackle on this movie,” said Courtney Lauren Penn, Boundless Pictures founder and producer. "Crackle has their finger on the pulse for an audience that we produce for and we couldn't be more thrilled to partner with such a great team."

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.