I guess a couple of Hollywood players liked Wanderlust. (Smart cats.) Following Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Max Greenfield (Parks and Recreation), and Jason Mantzoukas (The Dictator) all… converging for They Came Together, Deadline reports that Ed Helms will join co-writer and director David Wain‘s new film.
He’ll play a fellow only known as “Eggbert,” an accountant and the romantic interest to Poehler‘s character; she herself is a small business owner struggling against a corporate giant and its head (Rudd). Does it all sound standard? That might be the point. Read a breakdown of the film, written with Michael Showalter, right 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.”
With such an interesting crack at things — and the mere possibilities of this cast already getting my brain going — I’m very, very happy to see They Came Together move closer toward production.
There’s a second onscreen role in Helms‘ future, though this should require a lot less work. The same story tells us he’ll cameo in We’re the Millers, a raunchy comedy that Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, and Nick Offerman will lead for Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball). Bob Fisher and Steve Faber (Wedding Crashers) are behind the screenplay, which centers on a drug dealer (Sudeikis) who “pulls together a fake wife [Aniston] and two kids to pose as an RV road-tripping family,” all in an attempt to take 1,000 pounds of marijuana across the U.S.-Mexico border. Helms is pegged to play the (possibly) “nefarious and shady” boss of Sudeikis‘ character; I have no doubt he’ll be funny.
Are you happy to see Helms in either film? Are you happy about either film in general?
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