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Jason Sudeikis and Rose Byrne to Star in the Rom-Com 'Tumbledown'

SNL's Jason Sudeikis and Bridesmaids' Rose Byrne are starring in a romantic comedy together. THR reports that the two have signed on to play the lead characters in Tumbledown about a young widow (Byrne) who falls for a New York writer (Sudeikis) when he comes to her rural hometown to investigate the death of her folk singer husband. You know, light Meg Ryan rom-com stuff. The movie comes from writer Desi Van Til and director Sean Mewshaw, who are both making their feature debuts on the project. Olivia Munn, Joe Manganiello, Blythe Danner, Michael McKean and Beau Bridges also star. Sudeikis is set to start filming Horrible Bosses [...]

Diablo Cody Sells a Rom-Com to ABC

ABC has given a script commitment to a new show from Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody called Alex + Amy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The single-camera comedy follows the generation gap between a 22-year-old guy and a 32-year-old lady who are in love and just moved in together. This is Cody's first TV project since The United States of Tara, which won several awards before ending its three-season run on Showtime last year. Alex + Amy is just one of several projects Cody has in the works, including her untitled directorial debut, which has finished production and is expected to hit theaters sometime next year, and the [...]

Chris Elliott to Co-Star in a Hugh Grant Rom-Com

Comedy hero Chris Elliott's next movie is a pretty surprising one: a Hugh Grant rom-com. THR reports that Elliott has joined the cast of an untitled independent romantic comedy starring Grant and Marisa Tomei. J.K. Simmons, Bella Heathcote, and Allison Janney also play supporting roles in the movie, which follows an Academy Award-winning screenwriter (Grant) who hits hard times and has to teach screenwriting at a university, where he falls for a single mom student (Tomei). Elliott will play a Shakespeare professor and Hugh Grant's nextdoor neighbor who's looking for love. The movie is being written and directed by Marc Lawrence, who made previous Hugh Grant rom-coms [...]

An Aubrey Plaza-John C. Reilly Zombie Comedy Is On the Way

Aubrey Plaza and John C. Reilly are set to star in a new movie called Life After Beth, according to The Guardian. The film is a zombie comedy written and directed by Jeff Baena, David O. Russell's co-writer on I Heart Huckabees and Plaza's boyfriend. Few plot details are known about the project, but Aubrey Plaza tells The Guardian, "It's a really fucked up movie." That's pretty surprising because most zombie movies aren't fucked up and are pretty clean and family friendly, so it's nice to know Life After Beth will be taking a different path. Production will presumably take place during Aubrey Plaza's hiatus from Parks and Recreation this [...]