Original story published by High Times
Clap your hands to your cheeks and scream Kevin McCallister-style—there’s a new stoner classic in the works! Inspired by everyone’s favorite Christmas movie, Home Alone, Ryan Reynolds of Deadpool and Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place fame is teaming up with Twentieth Century Fox to produce and potentially star in Stoned Alone, reports Variety.
The project, which is still in early development, centers around a 20-something loser who misses the plane for his holiday ski trip so he gets baked at home—only to discover that thieves have broken into his house. Cue the high-jinks!
Home Alone (1990) is the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time and held the box office record for live action comedy until The Hangover 2 (2011). It also spawned a successful film franchise, giving rise to four more Home Alone sequels, including Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. No doubt studio execs are eager to cash in on the confluence of comedy, cannabis and hot commodity Ryan Reynolds.
Reynolds, who originally hails from Canada, has proven to be a massive box-office draw and hotshot producer with the Deadpool movies, which have grossed a combined $1.5 billion worldwide. He’s got comedic chops and a seemingly great sense of humor IRL. Plus he’s easy on the eyes, amiright??
Stoned Alone was scripted from an idea by Fox executive Matt Reilly (which was from an idea by John Hughes, let’s be real). Augustine Frizzell (Never Goin’ Back) has been signed to direct. Reynolds will produce through his Fox-based Maximum Effort production company.
No release date has been announced yet, but we’ll be following this project closely to bring you updates and behind-the-scenes news. Stoned Alone has the potential to be the best new weed comedy since Pineapple Express—hopefully, the creative team aims really, really high.