Paul Rudd & Amy Poehler as Ben Franklin in 'They Came Together'
Wait, what?! We already know that Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd are leading a romantic comedy parody called They Came Together from Role Models and Wet Hot American Summer director David Wain from a script he co-wrote with fellow comedian and The Baxter director Michael Showalter. 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. But we're not sure where these first look photos of the romantic duo dressed up as Benjamin Franklin come into play. Look!
Here's some first look photos from David Wain's They Came Together via BuzzFeed:
We're really not sure why both Rudd and Poehler are dressed as Benjamin Franklin, but it's a pretty amusing image. The film is essentially a parody of You've Got Mail (if you can't tell by the logline), and Wain says it features all the 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." Max Greenfield ("New Girl") also stars in the film as the "wayward couch surfing younger brother of Rudd’s character," and Ed Helms has a role as a love interest for Poehler who also happens to be her accountant.
No word on whether Ken Marino, Kerri Kenney, Jo LoTruglio and other regulars from The State improv troupe will show up, but you can pretty much bank on cameos from Wain himself, and likely his Stella cohorts Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black (whose appearance in Wanderlust was a nice cherry on a mediocre sundae). This is easily one of my most anticipated comedies coming down the road, and I can't wait to see how Wain sends up romantic comedies after his spoof of summer camp comedies with Wet Hot American Summer. Speaking of which, when the hell is that gestating sequel getting off the ground?