Just a couple of weeks ago I finally caught up with Dylan Kidd‘s 2002 debut — the dark, funny, wonderful Roger Dodger. Having such a positive reaction to a wholly unique film, imagine my disappointment upon seeing that the guy’s only directed one other, seemingly forgettable project since.
So that’s why I’m happy to hear (from Variety) that Kidd will follow-up his last feature, 2004’s P.S., with CBS Films’ Get a Job. The comedy doesn’t sound as though it’s in the same morbid vein as his first movie; instead, the Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel-written feature centers on “a college graduate and his friends who have to lower their expectations about life as they enter the real world during a recession.”
Casting is already underway for the film, with Project X‘s Miles Teller currently in talks, while Christopher Mintz-Plasse & SNL‘s Jay Pharaoh are also considering. But it actually gets better: Offers have been sent to Bryan Cranston and Anna Kendrick, as Jesse Eisenberg (who made his feature debut with Dodger) is in talks to make a cameo.
Despite the fact that Job hasn’t even been greenlit, some insiders claim that it could enter production “as early as next month.” When you’ve got a talent getting back into the directing fray and a great cast potentially involved, you could say I’m hoping that proves true.
Have you seen Roger Dodger? If so, are you happy that Kidd might return? Does Get a Job sound like a good project in general?
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