Gravitas Ventures has picked up North American rights to director Scott Christopherson’s documentary The Insufferable Groo featuring Jack Black.
The Insufferable Groo follows real-life filmmaker Stephen Groo, a self-proclaimed auteur, narrowing in on his 200th film in 20 years. His oeuvre of outlandishly awful genre films has managed to attract admirers like Napoleon Dynamite’s Jared Hess and Jack Black, but the Utah-based director has never made a dime off of his work, leaving his wife to provide for their family of four small boys. As Groo attempts to make his latest opus, an elf/human love story starring Jack Black, his narcissism threatens to prove his undoing in this entertaining look at low-budget guerrilla filmmaking.
“Jack Black and Stephen Groo make for a hilarious documentary experience,” director Scott Christopherson said. “Groo’s huge body of work should be recognized and celebrated and we are excited to have Gravitas share his story with the world.”
The Insufferable Groo is released in theaters this December, and out on VOD December 14, 2018.