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Paramount has announced that it’s giving a whole (fake) theme park to perpetual pain magnet Johnny Knoxville. According to Deadline, the studio has green-lit Action Park, a movie that asks, “What if a full-on-Jackass-mode Johnny Knoxville had his very own amusement park?”

The film is being directed by Veep and Look Around You director Tim Kirkby, from a script by Knoxville and Silicon Valleys John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. That’s a pretty top-loaded team for a movie that sounds like an excuse to film a hundred takes of dudes getting smacked in the nuts by a Tilt-A-Whirl, but Knoxville has earned a little leeway from Paramount; their last collaboration, 2013’s Bad Grandpa, managed to bring in $152 million on a $15 million budget.

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