Now Amanda Seyfried, Not Emma Stone, Thinks 'He's F**king Pefect'
Back in 2011, we reported that Emma Stone was in talks to lead He's F**king Perfect at Fox, a promising romantic comedy from Funny or Die sketch director Jake Szymanski. However, it's been two years since we heard anything about the project, so we were wondering where it went. Well, now we have an update from THR reporting Amanda Seyfried is stepping up to take the lead role in the film now set up at Universal and produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay through their Gary Sanchez Productions banner, with a script that hails from Lauryn Kahn, the former assistant to the director of Anchorman and Step Brothers.
For those just joining us, 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 match. With Szymanski on board to direct, we have high hopes. The director has been at the helm of over two dozen videos for Funny or Die including Arbor Daze with Tim Allen, High Five Hollywood and Presidential Reunion with Dana Carvey as George H. W. Bush, Will Ferrell as George W. Bush, Jim Carrey as Ronald Reagan, Darrell Hammond as Bill Clinton and more.
In addition, he's been directing episodes of "Saturday Night Live" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." While we're wondering who will round out the supporting cast, we're most excited to have Seyfried returning to quality comedy for the first time since Mean Girls in 2004. She's mostly be taking on serious fare like Chloe, Lovelace and In Time, not to mention an impressive turn in Les Miserables. Considering all the talent coming together in front of and behind the camera, this could turn out to be one of the few truly stellar romantic comedies, much like Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Thoughts?
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I lost interest as soon as I read that it was being directed by the director of "Funny or die" videos. Those are not "funny" at all, and they usually try to push a left-wing political agenda. I attempted to watch one painfully unfunny spoof of some show I have never heard of trying shamelessly to push Obamacare. No thanks.
Alex on Dec 6, 2013
Not all of those videos are directed by Jake Szymanski. Check out the links we included to see the work he does. He's a very talented comedy director, political beliefs aside.
Ethan Anderton on Dec 6, 2013
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