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The Netflix movie about a severed d**k at least has a director attached

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Bryan Rolli


Published Jul 11, 2017   Updated May 23, 2021, 12:12 am CDT


Mere weeks before The Emoji Movie hits theaters, Netflix has found a director for its very own emoji film—one that just so happens to incorporate the most phallic fruit of them all.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Jake Szymanski, who directed the HBO mockumentary Tour de Pharmacy, will take the reins on The Eggplant EmojiThe film’s delightfully morbid plot revolves around a teenager who accidentally slices off his penis during a camping trip, forcing him and his buddies to scramble to save the delicate organ in time. The ensuing hijinks recall the crude, side-splitting misadventures of teen comedies such as Superbad. Surely, viewers can expect a slew of unprintable words, fraternal male bonding, and ultimately, personal growth. (No pun intended.)

Szymanski is no stranger to these types of irreverent comedies, having directed Zac Efron’s Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and working on several Funny or Die and Saturday Night Live skits. He’s got an experienced team surrounding him, too: Gentlemen Lobsters creators Kevin Burrows and Matt Mider wrote the script for The Eggplant Emoji, while Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock produced the film through their Red Hour Films. Workaholics stars and creators Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, and Kyle Newacheck also lent a helping hand in the production department.

Szymanski’s Tour de Pharmacy debuted on Saturday, earning a glowing review from the Dot.

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*First Published: Jul 11, 2017, 3:50 pm CDT