Casting news continues to roll in for David Wain‘s newest comedy They Came Together, as THR reports Michael Ian Black, Cobie Smulders, and Noureen DeWulf (pictured right) will be joining Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Max Greenfield, and most recently Ed Helms for the romantic comedy spoof.
Wain will be directing the project, which he wrote alongside Michael Showalter. Here’s the synopsis for the film, which you can read below:
“When Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler) meet, it’s hate at first sight; his big corporation is the one that threatens to shut down her quirky knick-knack store. Story, which follows their predictably on-again/off-again relationship, features rom-com staples such as 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.”
Black is a longtime collaborator with Wain – making this a Stella reunion of sorts – and How I Met Your Mother star Smulders is trying out comedy again after her role in this summer’s The Avengers. DeWulf – who will be seen next in the FX show Anger Management, opposite Hollywood golden boy Charlie Sheen – will be playing the role of Rudd‘s assistant. She had a role in the 2007 Oscar-winning shot West Bank Story, which helped catapult her career.
Wain has described the movie as “a spoof/homage/deconstruction/love letter to romantic comedies,” which sounds like a refreshing break from the mundane genre entries we’re used to. With a good writing team, as well as a stellar comedic cast in place, we’re looking forward to this one when it hits theaters (likely) sometime next year.
What do you think of the growing cast for They Came Togehter?
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