CollegeHumor Sets 'Coffee Town' as First Theatrical Release

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The R-rated workplace comedy from writer and director Brad Copeland will star Glenn Howerton and Josh Groban.

NEW YORK - CollegeHumor Media, which is part of Barry Diller's IAC, said Thursday that it will finance and produce workplace comedy Coffee Town as its first theatrical release.

Written and to be directed by Brad Copeland (Arrested Development, My Name Is Earl) will star Glenn Howerton (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Steve Little (Eastbound & Down), Ben Schwartz (House of Lies) and Josh Groban (Crazy, Stupid, Love). The R-rated film will be Copeland's debut as a feature director.

Principal photography in LA is set to begin next month. The company, which had previously announced it was eyeing a move into the film space, said it has set no release date. CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen will serve as producer.  

Coffee Town focuses on Will, played by Howerton, and his two thirty-something friends who band together when their freeloading existence is threatened.

"Brad has a sharp yet universal comic sensibility and we're confident he's going to be a fantastic director," said Van Veen. "Coupled with the amazing cast we have so far, we're incredibly enthusiastic about this project."
 

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