Garfield director Peter Hewitt is going from the world of animated-family fun and shifting his focus to a more adult-themed comedy. According to THR, the English director is bringing along Emily Watson, Sandra Oh, Nia Vardalos, and Melora Hardin to star in his upcoming romcom, titled 33 Liberty Lane.
Scripted by Stephen Ayres — and to be produced by Good Will Hunting‘s Su Armstrong and Ferngully‘s Brian Rosen — it tells the story of “four down-on-their-luck women turning to telephone sex as a way to make a quick buck. But without much in the way of sexual expertise – their team includes mother and recently dumped wife Brenda (Watson), the 40-year-old virgin Karen (Oh), stalled corporate executive Connie (Hardin) and serial marrier Isabella (Vardalos) – they enlist the services of a local hooker to keep their new erotic business afloat.”
After the success of Bridesmaids, it was only a matter of time before more raunchy comedies with leading ladies were in the works. There’s no doubt that the subject matter could in fact be funny, so long as it’s done with a really good script. Although these ladies don’t hold as much comedic credit as, say, Kristen Wiig, I think all the actresses are capable of handling a little raunch.
I’m intrigued by the line-up and surely interested in hearing more about his project as production gets underway. In appropriate timing with Oh‘s break from Grey’s Anatomy, 33 Liberty Lane will begin shooting this June or July in Manitoba, and will most likely hit at Sundance 2013.
What are you thoughts on 33 Liberty Lane?
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