Fruitcake is the true story of Sandy and Kay Jenkins, a seemingly upstanding middle-class couple, who achieved the American dream after Sandy used his job as an accountant to embezzle $17 million from Collin Street Bakery, the world-famous fruitcake company based in Corsicana, Texas. Ferrell will play Sandy and Dern will play Kay.
Jordan Horowitz, Dern and her producing partner Jayme Lemons will produce along with Adam Kolbrenner and Red Sanders. Eclipse’s Benedict Carver and Daniel Diamond will executive produce, together with Collin Street president and CEO Bob McNutt.
“Trey’s writing is original and dynamic and unlike any I’ve read before,” said Winkler, “and I’m deeply excited to help tell this story along with two of my favorite actors working today.