Zach Galifianakis & Paul Rudd Teaming Up for Comedy 'Will'
by Ethan Anderton
January 13, 2010
Zach Galifianakis & Paul Rudd both have a part in Jay Roach's upcoming comedy Dinner for Schmucks, but the two actors will lead a comedy of their own as THR reports the duo has signed on to star in Will, a comedy with a powerhouse of talent behind the camera from direction by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton (Little Miss Sunshine) to a script written by comedian Demetri Martin (who recently starred in Taking Woodstock) all being produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. The story follows an ordinary guy (Rudd) who lives in a world where people's lives and destinies are being written by scribes in Heaven. Read on!
However, things take an interesting turn when the man wakes up one day to find that his heavenly writer (Galifianakis) has decided to no longer draft his life, and he must go about his day unscripted, ending up on a journey to fulfill his hidden potential. This sounds like it could have a lot of the same profound qualities and observations on religion as one of my favorite comedies from last year, The Invention of Lying. Just from the logline and concept alone, I seriously have quite an intense interest in seeing how this plays out.
On top of that, this is the first time, in a long time that I've loved everything about a new project from the talent in front of and behind the camera to the story itself. It's tragic that Faris and Dayton haven't found a decent follow-up after sweeping audiences and critics alike off their feet with 2006's little-indie-that-could so I'm hoping that this gets them back on top again. We'll definitely be keeping you updated on this project!