'New Girl' Star Max Greenfield Joining 'They Came Together' Parody
Easily my favorite new show of the last television season was "New Girl," and it's not just because of the quirky charms of Zooey Deschanel. The series also has a phenomenal supporting cast making up her roommates. There's the hilarious Jake M. Johnson, who can be seen in Safety Not Guaranteed this summer, Lamorne Morris in his biggest TV role yet, and finally Max Greenfield, who steals plenty of scenes from the rest of the cast as Schmidt. Now the latter actor will be working with some great comedic talent on the big screen in the romantic comedy parody They Came Together starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler.
David Wain (the director of Role Models and Wet Hot American Summer) is at the helm of the film which he also co-wrote with fellow comedian Michael Showalter (the director of The Baxter). The story follows Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler) who meet and have nothing but contempt for each other as Joel's big corporation is the one that threatens to shut down Molly's quirky knick-knack store. And the rest of the film will parody the predictable on-again/off-again relationship of the two would-be lovers and features all the typical romantic comedy cliches like "the jealous ex-girlfriend, the office jerk, scary in-laws, a boring dentist, a wise dog and beautiful shots of New York City in autumn."
Deadline says Greenfield will be playing the "wayward couch surfing younger brother of Rudd’s character." Sounds like a perfect role for the actor to take during his series' hiatus before shooting the second season and make a splash on the big screen. Hopefully we'll have a bit more of a Wet Hot American Summer reunion with this film before that gestating sequel gets off the ground. Surely Ken Marino, Kerri Kenney, Jo LoTruglio and other regulars from The State improv troupe will show up with Wain, Showalter and Michael Ian Black who usually appear in each others films in small parts, but I can't wait to see who else signs on.