The upcoming feature film “Punching John Mayer” is heating up in active development with Point Grey Pictures and Joint Effort on board as production companies backing the movie. The comedy, written by Jesse Cilio and Michael T. Lewis, follows the movie’s protagonist Randy as he travels cross country to punch John Mayer in the face after the legendary singer-songwriter steals both his song and his girlfriend.
Inspiration for “Punching John Mayer”
While John Mayer is highly regarded for his skill and originality in musicians’ circles, John Mayer does have a reputation as a notorious womanizer. Throughout his career, he has been linked to numerous high-profile women, including Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry. Mayer’s history of dating and relationships has often overshadowed his music, with many critics and fans alike expressing disappointment and frustration with his behavior.
In interviews, Mayer has acknowledged and apologized for past mistakes, stating that he has learned and grown from his experiences. Despite this, his reputation as a womanizer has continued to follow him, with some fans finding it difficult to separate his personal life from his professional career and “Punching John Mayer” definitely seems to be playing off of that.
Ellen Kuras serves as the Director of Photography while Evan Goldberg will produce the film. The casting team, led by Juel Bestrop, Joseph Middleton, and Seth Yanklewitz, is hard at work finding the perfect actors to bring this story to life.
John Mayer’s Involvement
Development of the film comes just months after John Mayer announced that his song “Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967” would be getting the major motion picture treatment.
John Mayer is known for his successful career as a musician, but he also has a past in comedy. Mayer has made appearances on various comedy shows and podcasts, including “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Comedy Central Presents.” However, the extent of Mayer’s involvement in the upcoming feature film “Punching John Mayer” is currently unknown.
It is possible that Mayer could have a comedic role in the film, given his background in comedy, but this has not been confirmed. It is also possible that Mayer’s involvement in the project could be limited to serving as inspiration for the film’s plot. As the film is still in active development, more information about Mayer’s role in the project is likely to be announced in the coming months.
Furthermore, producer Evan Goldberg is known for his work done in collaboration with his childhood friend Seth Rogen on the films Superbad, Pineapple Express, This Is the End, The Interview, and Good Boys. Of course, John Mayer and Seth Rogen are known to be good friends, so that hints at Mayer’s involvement in the project.
Fans of the “Your Body Is a Wonderland” singer won’t want to miss “Punching John Mayer” when it hits the big screen. Stay tuned for more updates on this highly anticipated film.