Oscar-winning director Peter Farrelly is taking on the story of John "Chickie" Donohue, who left New York in 1967 with one goal in mind: having a few beers with his Army buddies in Vietnam.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Skydance project is being co-written with Pete Jones (Hall Pass) and Brian Currie, who co-wrote award-winning film Green Book, which Farrelly directed.
If you're not familiar with the story — The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A True Story of Friendship Stronger Than War — Donohue, a former Marine, got the idea to take some brews to his neighborhood buddies serving overseas to let them know they weren't forgotten back home.
Chickie Donohue delivering beer to soldiers in Vietnam(Photo courtesy of Chickie Donohue)
He set out from New York with not much else but the clothes he was wearing and some PBR — which, of course, he drank by the time he got to Vietnam. He went one by one, crossing off names on his list of men he was going to see, having a few beers and then moving onto the next name.
Sure, there are some war movies out there we could do without, but this script has practically written itself.
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