Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry and Amanda Peet Join Comedic Drama THE WAY, WAY BACK

     June 21, 2012

maya-rudolph-rob-corddry-amanda-peet-slice

Fresh off of winning the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for The Descendants, writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (who plays the dean on NBC’s Community) have just begun production on their directorial debut.  Based off their original screenplay, The Way, Way Back centers on a teenage boy on summer vacation (Liam James) who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a local water-park manager (Sam Rockwell) while coming to grips with some family issues.  The impressive cast includes Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney and Annasophia Robb, and now it appears that Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry, and Amanda Peet are signing on as well.  Hit the jump for more.

nat-faxon-jim-rash-the-way-way-backDeadline has the news of the addition of Rudolph, Corddry, and Peet, though their report doesn’t specify what roles they’ll be taking on.  No matter, the trio have proven comedic and dramatic chops and their involvement ensures that this will be  one hell of a directorial debut for Faxon and Rash.  The two are alums of the famed improv group The Groundlings and recently sold an action-comedy script starring Kristen Wiig.  They’re executive producing The Way, Way Back and they’re also working on a second feature for The Descendants team of Alexander Payne, Jim Burke, and Jim Taylor. All of this as Rash prepares to head back to the Community set.

Though the duo are no slouches when it comes to comedy, The Way, Way Back seems more along the lines of a comedic drama a la The Descendants which is in no way a bad thing.  I’m eager to see the full film once its released, but this top notch cast is incredibly promising.

Around The Web

Latest News

MAGIC MIKE XXL: Greg Jacobs Talks Cut Scenes, Steven Soderbergh, and More

" I knew there was another movie to be made, and I had a sense of what it could be. There’s a story about friendship in here that can be really interesting, that also involves a road trip. Thematically, there was something interesting about that to me."

ANT-MAN Clip: Michael Douglas Teaches Paul Rudd How to Use the Suit

Can Scott Lang harness the suit's power?

STATEN ISLAND SUMMER Trailer Features a Boatload of SNL Cameos

Head writer and 'Weekend Update' anchor Colin Jost wrote the indie comedy, which features Bobby Moynihan, Will Forte, Kate McKinnon, and more.

Watch the TERMINATOR GENISYS Cast and Filmmakers Play “Save or Kill”

Which would you save? ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek’? Han Solo or Indiana Jones? ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Breaking Bad’? Watch as Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, director Alan Taylor, and Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Golberg are forced to choose.

SPIDER-MAN: Kevin Feige on the Process of Choosing the Reboot’s Director and Star

The Marvel Studios president elaborates on the screen testing process with Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr.

MAGIC MIKE XXL Review: So Pretty yet So Ugly

The sequel is all guilty pleasure and no substance.

Mondo Teases Comic-Con Offerings: ANT-MAN, ALIENS, TMNT, and More

Posters, figures, and vinyls, oh my!

THE GALLOWS: Win Free Tickets to the Comic-Con Screening

Comic-Con attendees can see the horror film early with the cast and director.

THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED Trailer Establishes Blood Ties

Plus a new poster for the high-octane thrill ride.

Exclusive: Watch a New IMAX Featurette for TERMINATOR GENISYS

Which is now in theaters.

Page 1 of 4,02412345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>