Charlie Day Set to Star in the Dark Comedy ‘Kill Me’ for XYZ Films

Charlie Day
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Writer, director, actor Charlie Day has been set to star in the dark comedy ‘Kill Me,’ directed and written by Peter Warren (“The Auteur”). The film is produced by XYZ Films, Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg for Dark Horse Entertainment, Charlie Day and Peter Warren, and is executive produced by Paul Schwake and Kasey Adler for Dark Horse. The film is financed by XYZ Films, who will also be handling worldwide sales.  The film is set to shoot next Spring.

In the film Jimmy (Charlie Day) wakes up in a bathtub after having tried to kill himself. Or, at least, that’s what it looks like to his friends and family. Jimmy is pretty sure he didn’t do it…Maybe. Together with Margot, the 911 operator who took his call, Jimmy sets out on a mission to solve a vitally important whodunit: did someone try to kill him, or are they chasing the specter of depression? ‘Kill Me’ is a gripping, hilarious, and deeply moving murder mystery.

“When we first read Peter Warren’s script, we were impressed with his honest portrayal of depression and mental health, while still delivering a great mystery with plenty of humor. Charlie Day, with his skill at balancing the fragility of the human experience with incredible comedic energy,  is the perfect person to anchor this ‘two-hander.’  We couldn’t be more excited about working on this film with our friends at XYZ,” said Mike Richardson.

In addition to ‘Kill Me,’ Peter Warren is adapting the seminal INCAL comic book series into a new sci-fri franchise, with Taika Waititi directing and Jemaine Clement co-scripting. He has written features for Fox, Universal, Warner Bros., and STX, amongst many others. In television, he co-created THE AUTEUR with Taika Waititi for Showtime, starring Jude Law and is also creating and showrunning BOBBY ROYAL for Amazon and Lionsgate. As a staffer, he most recently worked on Paramount+’s HALO and Amazon’s upcoming NIGHTBEAST.

“We knew the moment we read this wonderful and hilarious script from Peter Warren that it has the potential to find a wide reaching audience. Charlie Day was born to play the role of Jimmy, and we can’t wait to bring this film to life next year with our friends over at Dark Horse Entertainment,” said XYZ Films.