Steve Coogan (Philomena) and Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) are paired up to star in the upcoming dramedy An Ideal Home, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
Their characters are married to each other, with Coogan portraying a celebrity and Rudd’s character described as the “more hesitant” of the two.
It’s not exactly clear what that means: but it might be interpreted as him being more of a homebody?
Coogan’s character’s grandson shows up in the film, throwing their domestic life out of whack. The grandson has nowhere else to go, and the married couple takes him in. The actor playing the grandson has yet to be announced.
Andrew Fleming (The Craft) has written and will direct An Ideal Home.
You may remember, Coogan and Rudd worked together on Our Idiot Brother. Rudd played the title role (the idiot brother) and Coogan played his brother-in-law, who had a wandering eye.
In case you missed it, here’s a look at the trailer for Our Idiot Brother:
One of the film’s representatives, Fortitude’s Nadine De Barros, provided a little more background, saying in a statement, “Comedy stalwarts Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan are reuniting on the big screen as a squabbling married couple in Andrew Fleming’s endearing and hilarious script about modern family.”
The film is predicted to release in 2016.
We can look for Coogan in 2016’s Stan and Ollie, as Stan Laurel. John C. Reilly will play his comedy partner, Oliver Hardy. As well, Coogan is set to lend his voice to the upcoming animated film The Secret Life of Pets, hitting U.S. theaters on July 8.
Rudd is set to star in the 2016 release of Captain America: Civil War, returning as Ant-Man. Captain America will hit theaters on May 6. He’ll also be lending his voice to the animated film Sausage Party. The story follows a sausage looking for the meaning of life. The film will release on August 12.
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