Galifianakis, who became a hot commodity after the success of The Hangover, and Rudd, who’s been a part of many of Judd Apatow’s comedies as well as had starring roles in Role Models and I Love You, Man, are teaming up in a comedy that has one of the best premises I’ve read in quite a while.
Demetri Martin’s (of Taking Woodstock) script follows an ordinary guy (Rudd) who lives in a world where people’s lives and destinies are being written by scribes in Heaven. But when the man wakes up one day to find that his heavenly writer (Galifianakis) has decided to no longer draft his life, he must go about his day unscripted, ending up on a journey to fulfill his hidden potential. This idea also has potential, but hopefully it will turn out better than last year’s The Intention of Lying, which I thought started off well, before it loses focus and becomes a romance in the third act.
But besides the premise, the talent behind the camera is just as strong. Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, who directed the 2006 hit comedy Little Miss Sunshine, have made this their sophomore film after a ballooning budget put a halt to Used Guys. Also, the Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez production company is on board to produce. Ferrell and McKay have produced some mixed-bag comedies in the past, but the combination of Galifianakis and Rudd and Faris and Dayton, I can only expect good things.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis