The film is being directed by Kitao Sakurai, the man responsible for helming Eric Andre's Adult Swim series The Eric Andre Show, alongside Jackass producer Jeff Tremaine. The film will be centered around two friends travelling cross-country with all the pranks slapstick humorists could ever ask for.
Orion Pictures, a U.S. theatrical marketing and disribution company, noted that Bad Trip will be the first hidden-camera film released in theaters since Bad Grampa premiered in 2013. The film, starring Johnny Knoxville, was considered to be a box office success, grossing $151 million worldwide.
Two of Bad Trip's producers, David Bernad and Ruben Fleischer, explained their excitement for the upcoming release in a joint statement. "Eric and Rel’s hilarious performances combined with spectacular, groundbreaking pranks will make Bad Trip the defining prank movie for a new generation. We’re incredibly proud to debut the next in line to Borat and Bad Grandpa."
Andre took to Instagram to confirm the project, apologizing for his brief hiatus from his Adult Swim comedy. "Sorry I took such a long hiatus from making the Eric André show.... I’ve been secretly making a hidden camera prank movie with @comedianlilrel this whole time," he wrote.