Jason Segel & Ed Helms Join Duplass Brothers Stoner Comedy
by Ethan Anderton
March 11, 2010
Earlier this year at Sundance, the Duplass Brothers (Mark and Jay) made quite a splash with their most recent film Cyrus, starring John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill. Now the writing/directing duo are teaming up with another pair of comedic stars for what looks to be another stellar comedy as THR reports Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Ed Helms (The Hangover) have joined the stoner comedy Jeff Who Lives at Home, which chronicles a day in the life of two brothers, one a loser (Segel) who lives at home and the other (Helms) more together, but overbearing. Judy Greer is also in talks to play Helm's wife.
Along with the Duplass Brothers, Jason Reitman is also producing the film through his Right of Way Films as is John Malkovich via his Mr. Mudd production banner. Though the film is still set to begin shooting next month in Louisiana, the role of the brothers' mother is still waiting to be filled. I haven't gotten the chance to see Cyrus yet, but the trailer and reviews certainly have me excited for it, and the Duplass Brothers seem to have a fresh comedic voice. I'm very excited to see their filmmaking career continue to blossom, especially working with high caliber comedic talent like Helms and Segel. We'll definitely keep you updated on this!
I don't see how this could fail. Segel can carry a movie and Helms is a great supporting comedic actor.
Branden on Mar 11, 2010
Should be a pretty cool flick.
People's Champ on Mar 11, 2010
Win. I'm sold on this already.
Xerxex on Mar 11, 2010
Sounds like the makings for a good comedy. Segel totally makes any movie better 10x better.....I just hope this doesnt delay the Muppets anymore, damnit.
Voice of Reason on Mar 11, 2010
Segel could be on pace for a historic comedic movie pace depending on how Gullivers and the Muppets turn out. Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You Man, Gulliver, Muppets, this new movie. Oh and don't forget the very successful tv comedy himym is in its 5th season.
Branden on Mar 11, 2010
Stoner comedies must die! Please, somebody give these talented people some good work!
captain subtext on Mar 11, 2010
@5 even when he wasn't as famous, he was in Dead man on campus,SLC Punk,Slackers, and Freaks and Geeks. If he's in it, it should be good. Plus the Duplass bros are hilarious, I can't wait for Cyrus
theotherbluth on Mar 11, 2010
Something about Stoner Comedies and brothers following Leaves of Grass. Jason Segel was whiny and annoying I thought in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but he does have some comedic talent and I'm always down for a stoner flick.
Scott on Mar 11, 2010
Segel pretty much drove I love you man, A stoner comedy with him and probably the funniest awkward guy.....SOLD! @6 Stoner comedies will never die because theres always gonna be lotsa stoners get used to it. If you dont like them then dont bother commenting in a thread with 'stoner comedy' in the title.
Cody w on Mar 11, 2010
#6 once stoners become unsuccessful they'll stop. Pineapple Express, Harold and Kumar x 2 were both box office success as far as profits. Just like horror movies (Saw, Freddy, Halloween), if people are interested and pay to see it, they will keep em coming off the assembly line.
Branden on Mar 12, 2010
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