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By now, author and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby (Brooklyn) has had a few of his novels adapted for the big screen. Since 1997’s Fever Pitch (which starred Colin Firth), we’ve seen adaptations of High Fidelity, About a Boy, A Long Way Down, and a second attempt at adapting Fever Pitch. Another one of Hornby’s stories, Juliet, Naked may soon join that list. Our Idiot Brother director Jesse […]
- Jack Giroux
“Juliet, Naked” centers on Annie, the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan, and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered singer-songwriter Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession.
CAA and UTA set up “Juliet, Naked” and are co-repping the rights.
“I’m thrilled to extend my long collaboration with Jesse to this film, »
- Dave McNary
The director of Our Idiot Brother will direct Juliet, Naked based on the Nick Hornby novel in a project backed by Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman’s fledgling producer-financier Los Angeles Media Fund (Lamf).
Tamara Jenkins and spouse Jim Taylor – Alexander Payne’s screenwriting partner on films such as Sideways and About Schmidt – wrote the screenplay with revisions by Phil Alden Robinson and Evgenia Peretz.
Lamf was launched in September 2014 to make films across a range of genres budgeted up to $50m.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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
Back in 2011, Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan appeared together in the Sundance selected comedy Our Idiot Brother. Now the two have lined up another project called An Ideal Home, but this one will seem them in much different roles as a troubled married couple who suddenly have quite a wrench thrown into their lives […]
- Ethan Anderton
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
Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan will star in dramedy An Ideal Home, directed by Andrew Fleming. Rudd and Coogan, who previously worked together on 2011's Our Idiot Brother, will star as a troubled married couple with an extravagant life. Coogan plays a celebrity while Rudd is his more hesitant partner and sidekick. But when the grandson that Coogan's character never knew he had shows up at their home with nowhere else to go, the couple reluctantly decide to take him in. Fleming wrote the script for An Ideal Home, which Remstar Studios and National Bank of Canada are co-
- Rebecca Ford
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