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For those who haven’t yet heard, Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan are teaming up for new dramedy from Hamlet 2 writer and director Andrew Fleming , entitled Ideal Home. It has now just been announced that Jake McDorman, star of Limitless, will be joining the comedic duo for the forthcoming film.
Ideal Home will follow Paul (Rudd) and Erasmus (Coogan), a bickering married couple living an extravagant life until the latter’s grandson — who he didn’t know existed — shows up at their high-class dinner party, after which they reluctantly decide to take him in. According to Deadline, McDorman will be playing a character who goes by the name of Beau, “a drifter father who losses custody of his son to his estranged dad Erasmus and partner Paul.”
McDorman’s credits run all the way back to 2003. He has appeared in a number of TV series’ including Showtime’s Shameless »
- William Fanelli
Principal photography began on May 11 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The story centres on a bickering gay couple who are left with no choice but to take in a young man who claims one of them is his grandfather.
Fortitude International is in talks with international buyers in Cannes. UTA Independent Film Group and Wme Global represents Us rights. »
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The pair star as a bickering couple, one a celebrity, the other, his more hesitant partner. When Coogan’s grandson shows up at their high class dinner party, the couple reluctantly decide to take him in.
Gabriella Tana (“The Duchess”), Maria Theresa Arida (“Arbitrage”), Aaron Ryder (“Mud”), and Remstar’s Clark Peterson and Maxime Remillard produced the film. Lisa Wolofsky of the National Bank of Canada is executive producing the film. Remstar Studios and the National Bank of Canada co-financed the film.
Fortitude International is handling foreign rights and is actively selling the film at the market in Cannes. UTA Independent Film Group »
- Brent Lang
In 2007, Steve Coogan starred in and Andrew Fleming directed the offbeat comedy “Hamlet 2” — a film most remembered for a Sundance bidding war won by Fox Searchlight, which didn’t come close to recouping its $10 million payout at the box office. But the indie market has a short memory, and Coogan is starring in another Fleming pic, backed by a pair of eager Canadian financers.
Coogan stars with Paul Rudd in “An Ideal Home,” which is going into production on May 11 — the opening day of Cannes. They play a bickering couple with an extravagant life: Coogan is a demanding celebrity and Rudd his quieter partner. Their lives are turned upside-down when, at a dinner party, Coogan’s character is confronted with the grandson he never knew he had. With nowhere else to go, the couple reluctantly decide to take him in.
It’s a story rich with situations that reflect the zeitgeist. »
- Dave McNary
Ant-Man and Alan Partridge are set to join forces for a second time in An Ideal Home – a new comedy drama, written and directed by Andrew Fleming (Hamlet 2, Dick). Marvel’s newest star, Paul Rudd, and British star Steve Coogan already starred opposite each other in 2011’s Our Idiot Brother, but this latest collaboration will see the pair united in marriage.
Coogan will play a famous celebrity, while Rudd will play his more reclusive, shy spouse. Their extravagant, public lifestyle places their relationship under considerable strain, which is amplified by the unexpected arrival of a young man claiming to be the grandson Coogan never realized he had. With his grandson in dire straits, with nowhere else to go, the couple agree to welcome him into their home, in the secret hope that his presence will heal the rifts forming in their marriage.
The film is currently being packaged for sale by Fortitude International, »
- Sarah Myles
BAFTA Winners: The Revenant won five British Academy Film Awards last night, including best film and leading actor for Leonardo DiCaprio. Brie Larson took home the leading actress award for Room, while Mad Max: Fury Road received four awards. Supporting performance awards went to Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs) and Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies). Fourteen films received at least one award. [Movie City News] An Ideal Home: Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan will star as a married couple in An Ideal Home, to be directed by Andrew Fleming. The comedy/drama follows what happens when the grandson of a celebrity (Coogan) unexpectedly shows up. Rudd and Coogan appeared together in Our Idiot Brother (2011, above), while Coogan and Fleming previously worked together on 2008's Hamlet 2...
- Peter Martin
In pre-production, Remstar Studios and National Bank of Canada are co- financing the film, which is being produced by Gabriella Tana (Philomena, The Duchess), Maria Theresa Arida (Arbitrage, City Island), Maxime Remillard and Aaron Ryder (Founder, Mud). Clark Peterson and Lisa Wolofsky are executive producing the film.
Fortitude International is handling foreign rights and sales at the European Film Market. UTA Independent Film Group and Wme are repping Us rights.
Paul (Rudd) and Erasmus (Coogan) are a bickering couple with an extravagant life. Erasmus is a demanding, popular celebrity, and Paul is his more hesitant partner and sidekick. But when Bill, the grandson Erasmus never knew he had, shows up at their high class dinner party with nowhere else to go, »
- Michelle McCue
Coogan’s Hamlet 2 director Andrew Fleming will helm the story about a celebrity and his more reserved partner who are hosting a dinner party when a youngster turns up claiming to be the grandson the celebrity never knew he had.
UTA Independent Film Group and Wme Global jointly represent Us rights.
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Ant-Man and Alan Partridge are moving in together, sort of. Fortitude International has added dramedy An Ideal Home to its Efm slate with Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan starring. Andrew Fleming (Hamlet 2, The Craft) wrote and is directing. Pre-production is currently underway with Remstar Studios and National Bank of Canada co-financing. UTA Independent Film Group and Wme are repping U.S. rights. Rudd and Coogan play a bickering couple leading an extravagant life. Coogan’s… »
Park City may be icy cold, but the film acquisitions are piping hot at this year Sundance Film Festival. Fox Searchlight secured world rights to “The Birth of a Nation” in a record-breaking deal totaling $17.5 million. Actor-writer Nate Parker’s (“Beyond the Lights”) directorial debut is one of the festival’s most acclaimed films to play the fest this year. This purchase rivals the $10.5 million paid out for “Little Miss Sunshine” in 2006 and the $10 million sum for “Hamlet 2” in 2008. Parker portrays former slave Nat Turner, who led one of the biggest slave rebellions in United States history. The film also stars Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, and Gabrielle Union. Kenneth Lonergan’s third feature, “Manchester by the Sea,” also lit Park City up this week. Amazon acquired the drama for $10 million. The pic stars Casey Affleck as a man who returns to his »
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