Emma Stone Thinks 'He's F**kin' Perfect' for a New Romantic Comedy
Between Easy A, The Help and Crazy, Stupid, Love, the lovely and talented Emma Stone has quickly proven that she's a genuine talent who can bring a grounded and charming sensibility to any character she plays. While normally romantic comedies of today are so formulaic and devoid of any real heart, Deadline's report on another film for the genre featuring The Amazing Spider-Man starlet actually gives me some faith that we might get another Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Stone is negotiating to star in the likely tentatively titled He's F**ckin' Perfect, a new script from director Adam McKay's now-former assistant. More below!
Deadline says Lauryn Kahn leaves her job as McKay's assistant tomorrow to start writing script full time after landing $1 million against $1.5 million if the film, her first feature screenplay, actually gets made. With Gary Sanchez Productions, the banner formed by Will Ferrell and McKay backing the project, that certainly doesn't seem like a problem. And honestly, the story is one that I want to see as it follows a social media savvy girl who is pessimistic about love and vets her friends’ dates to find flaws. When that process leads her to uncover the perfect guy, she decides to use her research skills to turn herself into his perfect match.
It sounds generic on paper, but it's the talent involved that gives me faith that it won't be the kind of movie Sarah Jessica Parker would do (I Don't Know How She Does It? More like I could care less how she does it). Plus, hearing that the script leaked after being sent directly to Stone and caused a bidding war between four studios (keep in mind this is for a freshman writer's first spec script), that sounds like there's one hell of a film on those pages. Studios don't pay big money like this for original spec scripts from new writers, so here's hoping whatever goodness convinced studios to snag the script ends up on the screen.