'The Greatest Beer Run Ever' With Zac Efron and Russell Crowe Could Come to Apple TV+

Apple is in talks to finance "The Greatest Beer Run Ever," reports Deadline. The movie is set to star Zac Efron and Russell Crowe, with Bill Murray possibly taking on a supporting role.

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"The Greatest Beer Run Ever," will be directed by Peter Farrelly, who is known for "Green Book" and comedies like "Dumb and Dumber To" and "Shallow Hal."

The film is based on the best-selling novel "The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty and War," by John "Chick" Donahue and J.T. Malloy. In 1967, when he was 26, Donahue had a plan to bring beer to his childhood friends in the Army, who were fighting in Vietnam at the time.


A U.S. Marine Corps veteran turned merchant mariner, Donahue was able to hitch a ride on a cargo ship before heading off through the jungle with a backpack full of beer to track down his friends. The movie is set to start filming this summer.

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Top Rated Comments

ESabis Avatar
42 months ago
Sorry to be an old geezer, but "Smokey and the Bandit" is still the greatest beer run ever.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NMBob Avatar
42 months ago

Sorry to be an old geezer, but "Smokey and the Bandit" is still the greatest beer run ever.

You know, seeing all of those Confederate flags and the general mayhem and did anybody even have a seatbelt on?? made me sprint to Amazon and order the Blu-ray Bandit and Cannonball Run before they go the way of Dr. Seuss.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Exponent Avatar
42 months ago
What? An AppleTV movie that actually appeals to me?

(Please, Lord Cook, don't attach Oprah to this project!)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wigby Avatar
42 months ago

Based on the garbage heap that is the Dumb and Dumber sequel, I'm not sure how wise of an investment this is by Apple...
I don't think Apple is even aware of Dumb and Dumber movies. The director has shifted to more serious films and recently won an academy award for the Green Book. That is all this deal is about.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ar40 Avatar
42 months ago
Yes, this sounds freaking amazing and right up my alley.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NMBob Avatar
42 months ago
Now they are encouraging alcoholism?? And just after they were found innocent of credit discrimination. Tsk tsk tsk. They just can't stay out of trouble. :)
Actually, I wonder if all of the drinking in Ted Lasso is going to be a thing in season two?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)