Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk will produce a comedy movie 'Back to the Grind' from Branded Pictures Entertainment. He has signed on as an executive producer and script and technical adviser. The movie will follow a story of five middle-aged men who unite the skate team from their youth to save their beloved park from being taken over by a team of obnoxious young skaters.
“I’m excited to be part of this project, which comes at a time when skateboarding culture is so widely recognized across many generations,” Hawk said to Variety. “’Back to the Grind’ will be a fun, entertaining story that can enhance skateboarding’s growing popularity.” BPE Founder and producer J. Todd Harris added, “Tony is the leading ambassador the sport, and having him involved in all aspects of this project ensures that it will be both authentic and entertaining.”
The idea for 'Back to the Grind' originated with producer Marc Marcum of Branded Pictures Entertainment, based on his love of skateboard culture. “This idea came from my love for the intersection of art and athleticism that defines skate culture. We look forward to making a movie that will celebrate this sport for all audiences,” Marcum said. “We’re thrilled to have an icon like Tony Hawk join us in making what we believe will be the definitive skateboarding comedy for skate enthusiasts old and new."