‘Green Book’ Director Peter Farrelly to Direct and Adapt ‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’

Film is based on book by Joanna Molloy and John “Chickie” Donohue

Peter Farrelly has found his next film after helming this year’s Best Picture Oscar winner “Green Book.”

Farrelly will write and direct the period dramedy “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” (working title) for Skydance, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The project is based on the book “The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A True Story of Friendship Stronger Than War” by Joanna Molloy and John “Chickie” Donohue. It’s a dramedy based on the true story of John “Chickie” Donohue, who in 1967 left New York to track down and share a few beers with his childhood buddies in the Army … while they were fighting in Vietnam.

Brian Currie and Pete Jones are also credited as writers on the script. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger and Andrew Muscato are producing, and the project is being overseen at Skydance by Don Granger, president of production; Dana Goldberg, chief creative officer and Aimee Rivera, creative executive.

Farrelly’s “Green Book” was nominated for five Academy Awards and won three, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali. “Green Book” also won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture and Best Screenplay, which he shared with co-writers Nick Vallelonga and Brian Currie.

Farrelly is repped by Lichter Grossman Nichols Adler Feldman & Clark and Anonymous.

News of Farrelly’s next project was first reported by Variety.