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The Little Bastard
Directed by Dawson Joyce
Produced by Jason Blum
David Gordon Green
Jody Hill
Written by Dawson Joyce
Starring Johnny Knoxville
Jerrod Carmichael
Mikey Madison
Glenn Fleshler
Jackson Robert Scott
Music by David Newman
Cinematography Brandon Trost
Edited by Evan Schiff
Production Company Blumhouse Productions
Rough House Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Runtime 103 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Little Bastard is an upcoming American black comedy film written and directed by Dawson Joyce. The film is a satire of two popular Hollywood trends from the 1990's: light-hearted family comedies that rely heavily on slapstick, and disturbing psychological horror films about children who turn out to be violent psychopaths.


While left home alone for the weekend, a bright-eyed and mischievous young boy born to obscene wealth and privilege must defend his prestigious family estate from thieves, who all underestimate just how much of a bloodthirsty monster he turns out to be. Their job should've just been a quick in and out, but when put up against the little bastard, they don't stand a chance.

Cast & Characters

  • Johnny Knoxville as Damon, a down-on-his-luck divorcé struggling to pay alimony to his ex-wife.
  • Jerrod Carmichael as Chester, Damon's best friend who has trouble holding a steady job and trying to pay rent.
  • Mikey Madison as Micah, Damon's college-graduate niece who needs money for a new phone after a bad break-up leads to her old one getting broken.
  • Glenn Fleshler as Leland, Damon's old high school English teacher who is deep in debt and must find a way to pay it off.
  • Jackson Robert Scott as Billy Lewis, a seemingly charming, sweet-voiced little boy with a tendency to pull pranks on people that end up killing them or cause them grievous bodily harm. Due to his personality and being a child, everyone is oblivious to his no-good ways.