Ian McShane has signed on to star in the action-comedy, Hot Rod for Paramount Pictures.

The film is written by the Saturday Night Live team of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, and will be produced by Lorne Michaels.

Variety reports Samberg stars as an accident-prone daredevil who plans to jump Snake River on a moped in an effort to emulate his hero Evel Knievel and win over his hard-to-please stepfather (McShane).

Pam Brady wrote the script with Akiva Schaffer directing; Taccone is taking a supporting role. Hot Rod has a 2007 release date.