This has been quite the past week-and-a-half for Steve Pink. The Hot Tub Time Machine helmer was recently picked to helm Bad Santa 2 and, though that’s a great job for any comedy helmer, an even bigger slot might be occupying his time beforehand — Deadline says he’s the top choice for Screen Gems’ remake of About Last Night. Only, now, we’ll be calling it Sexual Perversity in Chicago, the title very title it went by during its early days as a David Mamet play.
They both followed the same plot, anyway: Two people have a one-night stand, decide to form a relationship out of it, and carry things on before, about a year later, calling off the enterprise. (We mostly see the in-between.) Michael Ealy has taken the picture’s lead role, while Kevin Hart and Regina Hall are co-starring; the female lead hasn’t yet been found. Once she’s signed, a fall start is being eyed.
Most will probably have very little reaction to Pink‘s hiring — which, really, is only fair — though some prior credits solidify him as a better choice than your average for-hire studio hack. While it can’t be said I’m all that hyped over the prospects of another About Last Night — or Sexual Perversity, I guess — at this point, it’s looking better than we should’ve ever expected.
Will Pink be able to take Sexual Perversity to a different level?
I’m not sure I’d think much about diving into the work of Les Blank if only given a plot synopsis. His films, including a plethora now available in a stunningly thorough Criterion set, take on the esoteric sides of America, from bluegrass musicians to the wonders of polka to the taste of Creole cooking. These […]
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