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The untitled project, written by Stranger Than Fiction scribe Zack Helm, is based on We Froze the First Man, a memoir by Robert F. Nelson, and a This American Life segment titled “You’re Cold as Ice.”
The movie will tell the story of first man to be cryonically preserved. It is unclear whether Rudd will play Nelson, the man who helped invent the technology used in the 1960s procedure or James Bedford, the dying man who was frozen.
This American Life‘s Ira Glass and Alissa Shipp are producing as is Steve Zaillian‘s Film Rites shingle.
Rudd, repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, next stars the comedies Our Idiot Brother and Wanderlust. He just began shooting Judd Apatow‘s latest directorial project, an untitled comedy in which Rudd reprises his role from Knocked Up.
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