Rashida Jones, Zooey Deschanel & More Join 'My Idiot Brother'
by Ethan Anderton
June 8, 2010
After hearing last week that the always hilarious Paul Rudd had signed on to star in the indie comedy My Idiot Brother, the story of an idealist dealing with his overbearing mother who crashes into the homes of his three ambitious sisters, we now have word on casting for the trio of siblings who'll star with Rudd. THR reports Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer will play the three sisters who find the idiot brother inadvertently bringing truth, happiness and a sunny disposition into their lives along with some craziness. Rashida Jones has also been cast as Deschanel's girlfriend. Nope, you're not dreaming.
Banks plays a career-driven single about to get her break in journalism after spending years writing about accessories at a fashion magazine; Deschanel plays a bisexual whose flakiness and lies are getting in the way of moving forward with her caring, responsible girlfriend (Jones); and finally Mortimer plays a mother too worried about having the perfect life and children to notice that her marriage is falling apart. Jesse Peretz ("Important Things with Demetri Martin") is directing from a script written by his sister Evgenia Peretz and David Schisgall. This sounds like a great indie comedy to look forward to that is combining Rudd's comedic stylings and a quartet of truly lovely ladies (see photo above). Anyone else like the sound of this cast?