Johnny Knoxville – Cash Cow For Paramount
The homie Johnny Knoxville never ages and wears the same flannel from 2016. Philip John Clapp (his real name) is 45 years old … always looking like a homeless Gentleman.
According to Variety – Johnny Knoxville has come on board to star in and produce a theme park comedy for Paramount, tentatively titled “Action Park.” The studio has set a March production start in South Africa. Tim Kirkby will direct the script by John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, and Knoxville, in which Knoxville and his friends have designed and will operate a theme park.
“Action Park” will be the fifth feature film collaboration between Knoxville and Paramount. The most recent was 2013’s “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” which was directed by Jeff Tremaine and starred Knoxville. “Bad Grandpa” grossed more than $150 million worldwide on a $15 million budget. The first “Jackass” movie debuted in 2002, based on the MTV reality show highlighting dangerous stunts and pranks. The movie grossed $79 million worldwide on a $5 million budget. “Jackass No. 2” grossed $84 million worldwide in 2006 and 2010’s “Jackass 3-D” took in $171 million worldwide.
So yes, the Clapp is rich as fudge and can afford new Converse kicks.