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Fred Savage Might Direct Charlize Theron in Comedy 'Ladies Night'

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March 22, 2013
Source: THR

Fred Savage

While still probably best known for his acting work on the "The Wonder Years" and his role as the grandson in William Goldman's classic The Princess Bride, comedy fans will recognize Fred Savage as one of the best television directors in the business today. He's worked on a ton of high-profile series, including "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Party Down," "Happy Endings," and "Modern Family," and now he's ready to make the leap into directing feature films. THR reports that Savage is in talks to direct Charlize Theron in the upcoming Ladies Night, a Bridesmaids-style comedy which Theron will also produce. More below!

Ladies Night, written by "Happy Endings" creator David Caspe, centers on a woman who decides to have one last night on the town with her girlfriends before she moves to New York because her boyfriend refuses to commit to her. I'm a big fan of Savage's directing work so far, and "Happy Endings" is pretty damn hysterical, so hopefully Savage and Caspe can provide a solid foundation behind the scenes for Theron.

It's rare that Theron ventures into comedic waters, but she has flexed those muscles a few times before. The Oscar-winning actress just signed on to appear in Seth MacFarlane's new western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West, she was occasionally funny in Jason Reitman's Young Adult, and don't forget she was a recurring character on "Arrested Development" in that show's third season. David Ellison's Skydance Productions (True Grit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Star Trek Into Darkness) is financing the film, which looks to get underway early next year. Cool?

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The amount of stuff Savage has done is impressive. Quality stuff too.

Brian Sleider on Mar 22, 2013

2

First Tapanga is on the cover of Maxim, now this?

ccoltmanm on Mar 23, 2013

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A rare thing. A child star success story.

$126191 on Mar 24, 2013

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