Seth Rogen, Michael Keaton to star in King of the Jungle
The film is a true story based on the life of John McAfee, the founder of the McAfee anti-virus software
Michael Keaton and Seth Rogen have now joined King of the Jungle, a comedy based on the "wild true story" of rogue tech magnate John McAfee. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the script is penned by Golden Globe and Emmy winners, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
Based on Joshua Davis' Wired magazine article, John McAfee's Last Stand, the film will tell the story of how McAfee (Keaton), creator of the McAfee Antivirus software, cashed in his fortune, left civilization and moved to the jungle in Belize.
There, he set up a Colonel Kurtz-like compound of guns, sex and madness. In the film, Wired magazine investigator Ari Furman (Rogen) accepts what he thinks is a run-of-the-mill assignment to interview McAfee, but once he arrives in Belize, he finds himself pulled into McAfee's escalating paranoia, slippery reality and murder.
The project will be produced by Jeremy Steckler of Conde Nast Entertainment; Zaftig's Charlie Gogolak; Glenn Ficarra and John Requa; MadRiver's Marc Butan; Endurance's Steve Richards; and Epic's Joshua Davis.