Thursday, May 10, 2012
PAUL RUDD And AMY POEHLER Team Up For THEY CAME TOGETHER
Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler are teaming up again to work on a new romantic comedy parody called They Came Together.
Variety reports the two comedians will reteam with David Wain who will be directing the script from script writer Michael Showalter. Lionsgate is planning to start production in the summer with a microbudget. The whole team previously worked together in 2001 on Wet Hot American Summer.
The story is based around Rudd and Poehler's characters Joel and Molly a strange couple with an on-again/off-again relationship as his "big corporation threatens to shut down her quirky knick-knack store." The film is meant to make fun of the overused staples of comedy like "the jealous ex-girlfriend, the office jerk, scary in-laws, a boring dentist, a wise dog and beautiful shots of New York City in autumn."
Wain and Rudd have also worked together in The Ten, Wanderlust and Role Models. Rudd's next projects include The Perks of Being a Wallflower, This is 40, Admission, and Laggies. He also is slated to star in the sequel to Anchorman.
Poehler has been busy with Parks and Recreation, but she recently wrapped A.C.O.D. and has started work on You Are Here from Matthew Weiner. In the later film she will play the sister of Zach Galifianakis' character.
In January there was a table read of the script of San Fransisco Sketchfest where the two leads read for their respective roles.