James Roday to Direct Dark Comedy Gravy
James Roday, while doing amazingly well on Psych, has not had much luck in terms of a film career. Aside from one or two leading roles, it’s mainly been supporting roles in shit movies. As for behind the camera stuff, it’s all been TV, and I’m not sure how well TV directing skills will transfer over to movie directing.
Deadline is reporting that the Psych star will be making his film directorial debut with Gravy, a dark comedy about a Mexican cantina that gets attacked by monsters or something on Halloween. On top of directing it, Roday also wrote the film along with Todd Harthan, who has written a bunch of episodes of Psych as well as the movie Skinwalkers which he also wrote with Roday.
Now, both of these of these guys have done some great stuff on Psych, writing some great episodes and, in Roday’s case, directing some great episodes. But TV and film are not the same thing, so I don’t know if Roday and Harthan can translate TV writing and directing to film writing and directing. From what I’ve heard about Skinwalkers, it’s not looking good.
No release date has been set yet for Gravy.