According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam Rifkin will write, direct and star in Homo Erectus, a comedy set in prehistoric times. Brad Wyman and Carolyn Pfeiffer will produce the tentatively titled picture, and Burnt Orange Prods. will provide financing.
Described as being in the vein of Woody Allen's Bananas and Sleeper, Homo Erectus centers on Ishbo, a philosophical caveman who yearns for more out of life than sticks, stones and raw meat. The rest of his tribe write off his forward-thinking ideas as the ravings of an idiot, including the cavegirl he loves from afar.
Tom Schatz will executive produce.
Casting has already begun in Los Angeles and Austin.