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Will Ferrell Compiling Mini-’Party Down’ Reunion For Indie Comedy

Posted by , on May 3, 2011 at 9:08 pm 

Will Ferrell has a lot of clout in Hollywood, so when he asks an actor to appear in a movie that he’s producing, there’s a decent chance that they’ll accept the offer. Such is the case with an upcoming comedy from first time director Leslye Headland, which currently has the working title of Bachelorette.

THR says that he’s already pulled in Party Down stars Lizzy Caplan and Adam Scott, as well as Kirsten Dunst, and Casey Wilson for the film, which he’s producing with Adam McKay, under their Gary Sanchez Productions. The story follows three best friends (two of whom are set to be played by Caplan and Dunst; the third part still needs to be cast) who are invited to be the bridesmaids at the wedding of a girl they hated when they were younger. Wilson is playing the bride, and she’s said to have “big plans” for the three women. Meanwhile, Scott will play Caplan‘s high school crush, who shows up to the wedding with a “beautiful and much younger” date.

The project has a small budget of only $3 million, and production should begin this summer in New York. Headland’s previous writing credits are the off-Broadway play (titled Bachelorette) upon which this film will be based, as well as being a staff writer on the cancelled FX series, Terriers. The play caught the attention of Gary Sanchez executives, and now it’s getting a film. The premise sounds fairly standard, but the strong cast has me curious to see how this turns out. Also, anybody else think this is having a name change because of Bridesmaids opening next Friday? Just a thought.

Does this project sound interesting to you? What do you think of this cast?


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