Jon Hamm Cast in Jennifer Westfeldt's New 'Friends with Kids'
If you're a follower/fan of "Mad Men's" hunky Jon Hamm, you probably already know that his girlfriend is actress/filmmaker Jennifer Westfeldt (of Kissing Jessica Stein, Ira & Abby), who he took as his date to the Emmys last weekend (seen above). According to Showbiz411 (via Playlist), Hamm and Westfeldt are now teaming up for a feature. Westfeldt typically writes and stars in her own films, and she'll be doing the same with this. The project is called Friends with Kids and we don't have any plot details for it, but I imagine it's about, well, friends with kids. It was previewed last month in a script reading at a small theater festival.
Hamm told Showbiz411 at an Emmy party (what a way to get a scoop) that they're "ready to roll" and they're "starting to pull together what’s necessary to make Friends before 'Mad Men' starts again." Additionally, they're trying to secure Anne Hathaway and Kristen Wiig as co-stars, but obviously they're not officially involved yet, so we'll keep you updated on them. This seems like an interesting little project and I'm a fan of Westfeldt's work (loved Ira & Abby) and I'm looking forward to seeing these two collaborate beyond just in the bedroom (sorry, had to say it). Considering they're hoping to shoot this before "Mad Men" starts again, it sounds like it'll be coming up very soon, so stick around for more details as we hear them. Thoughts?