Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson Pair for '80s Comedy 'Permanent'

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Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson

Colette Burson wrote and will direct the film that will feature Michael Greene and 12-year-old newcomer Kira McLean in supporting roles.

Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson are wiggin' out.

The Oscar winner (Boyhood) and the Office alum will star in Permanent, a feature comedy following the Dixons, an idiosyncratic family in the South who are obsessed with their hair in the 1980s. Wildly insecure, the family yearns to feel more confident and artistic while navigating toupees, permanents and schoolyard bullies.

The film, also starring Michael Greene and 12-year-old newcomer Kira McLean, was penned and will be directed by Colette Burson (creator and executive producer of HBO's Hung).

Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner's 2929 Prods. is financing in partnership with Park Pictures (Infinitely Polar Bear) and Washington Square Films (Margin Call). Mary Ann Marino, Haroula Rose, Sam Bisbee and Joshua Blum will produce. Executive producers include Wagner, Ben Cosgrove, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord and Danielle Renfrew Behrens.

Arquette is repped by Gersh and 3 Arts Entertainment. Wilson is repped by UTA, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

"I couldn't be more thrilled to work with two incredibly strong and funny women like Colette Burson and Patricia Arquette on Permanent," Wilson said Monday in a statement. "I also couldn't be more thrilled to be wearing a toupee and dressing exactly like my dad circa 1982."

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