Zach Braff to direct new black comedy ‘Bump’

A change in direction for the Garden State filmmaker?

Zach Braff is reportedly working on a new film, set to direct black comedy Bump.

Written by Ori Guendelman and Rob McClelland, the film centres around a young lawyer, whose life is derailed when he’s involved in an accidental hit-and-run; he then spends the night attempting to dispose of the corpse.

According to Deadline, the script was one of last year’s best unproduced screenplays on the Black List. Braff just wrapped helming Going In Style, the Warner Bros remake that stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin, with the studio releasing the film April 7, 2017.

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Braff also wrote and directed 2014’s Wish I Was Here, which he partially funded through Kickstarter. He appealed for money to make the movie from fans, which quickly attracted controversy when it emerged that the project would also receive funding from a New York film company and Braff himself.

It was the former Scrubs star’s first film as director since 2004’s Garden State, a quirky comedy co-starring Natalie Portman that has now become a cult favourite.

The film’s soundtrack, which featured songs by Coldplay, The Shins and Nick Drake, all hand-picked by Braff, went on to win a Grammy.