Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) has shown interest in helming Will, a dormant project scripted by Demetri Martin (Late Night with Conan O’Brien). When last we reported on this picture, Paul Rudd and Zach Galifianakis were attached to co-star with Little Miss Sunshine directors Valerie Ferris and Jonathan Dayton on board and producers Adam McKay and Will Ferrell signed on as well. There’s no word on how the picture got lot in the shuffle, but it seems like Hazanavicius is interested in reviving it. Hit the jump for more plot details on Will and to see where it could fit in Hazanavicius’ schedule.
THR is reporting that Paul Rudd and Zach Galafinakis will be co-starring in Will, which will be their second film together for Paramount following the upcoming Dinner for Schmucks. The film will be directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, who are best known for the fantastic Little Miss Sunshine. Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez and Will Ferrell are lined up to produce, and the script was written by Demetri Martin, so all of this will hopefully add up to a seriously funny movie. How could it not, considering how seriously fucking hilarious Zach Galafinakis is in pretty much everything he does?
Will is set in a world where heavenly scribes write everyone’s destinies, and Paul Rudd plays a man whose writer (Galafinakis) quits, forcing him to follow his own path without guidance from above. Having spent the last thirty seconds pondering what my life might be like scripted by Zach Galafinakis, I’m now seriously excited to see how this movie turns out. Galafinakis will next be seen starring alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx in Todd Phillips’ Due Date, which is currently slated to hit theaters on November 5th.