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It’s Always Sunny’s Rob McElhenney is directing his first movie

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney has closed a deal with Legendary Pictures to write and direct his first feature film. The movie, titled Figments, will be a kid-friendly action adventure about a family forced to fight off their deepest fears when they come to life. McElhenney apparently sold Legendary on the movie by presenting the studio with a 20-minute pitch and a four-minute self-produced test footage reel, which actually sounds like something his Sunny character Mac might do. (Although McElhenney’s pitch probably involved being invited for a rational discussion, instead of just barging in and going off on loudly yelled, inadvertently homoerotic tangents.) Also, we haven’t seen the test footage, but we’re guessing it features less blackface and Danny DeVito-banging than Mac’s magnum opus, Lethal Weapon 5.

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