Peter Farrelly’s Next Film Will Be About An Epic Beer Run During The Vietnam War

Fresh off a trio of Oscar wins for his road trip dramedy Green Book, Peter Farrelly has found his next project as a director. If you felt his prior took a less-than-serious look at race then get ready for how he approaches the Vietnam War.

Variety reports Farrelly will direct and co-write a film based on the book The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A True Story of Friendship Stronger Than War, another true story that sounds like it deserves to be on Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Co-authored by  Joanna Molloy and John “Chickie” Donohue, the story depicts Donohue’s 1967 journey from New York to Vietnam so he can share some beers and spread some good will to his buddies who are still fighting the war.

Farrelly will be co-writing the script with Brian Currie and Pete Jones, and he may find it hard to generate enough goodwill for himself, too. Green Book, which I enjoyed by the way, took a public beating for its buddy-buddy depiction of race, and for taking great liberties with the real-life tale. I think it’s a safe bet that Farrelly will again take creative license on this story and go too far in spreading what appears to be an anti-war message.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.

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