Lightbox and Macaulay Culkin are to partner on a new documentary format about being middle aged.

Macaulay Culkin’s Midlife Crisis will see the star travel the world as he explores, and celebrates, what it means to be middle aged

The genesis of the show came from Macaulay Culkin’s tweet last year where he asked social media for suggestions on how to handle his impending midlife crisis now that he’d hit 40. The tweet racked up 3.2 million likes.

The now famous tweet – and the more than 70,000 replies to it – is the starting point for the show, as Culkin embarks on a “wild and intrepid journey to discover what hitting the big four-zero really means.”

Macaulay Culkin says: “Wow, Lightbox. Thanks for reminding me I’m in my 40s. Well, rather than make a big deal about it I figure we should just make a show about it. Makes sense.”

Jonathan Chinn and Simon Chinn, co-Founders of Lightbox add: “Mack remains as iconic, and as loved as ever – a social media sensation, internet entrepreneur and hard-working member of his pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band. Despite his legendary status, like the rest of us he’s having to confront what it means to be a normal middle-aged guy, with a wife and a new kid who’s soon going to be the same age he was when he became a massive global superstar. We are thrilled to be working through our mid-life crises with him on this exciting project!”

Macaulay Culkin’s Midlife Crisis is a Lightbox production and will be Executive Produced by Lightbox’s co-founders Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn alongside Emmy-winning producer Emily Gerson Saines. Macaulay Culkin is represented by Brookside Artist Management and R&C/PMK.

Jon Creamer

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