'Good Guy' duo make nice couple
Empty"Gilmore Girl" Alexis Bledel has found a good guy in "Friday Night Lights" star Scott Porter.
The pair will join Bryan Greenberg, Andrew McCarthy, Aaron Yoo and Anna Chlumsky in Julio DePietro's romantic comedy "The Good Guy."
Porter plays Tommy, a rising Wall Street star in a budding romance with a new girlfriend, Beth (Bledel). He begins mentoring a seemingly hapless new salesman (Greenberg) who befriends Beth, starting a chain of events that could lead to his own downfall.
McCarthy plays Tommy's vicious boss, Yoo plays his crass co-worker and Chlumsky plays Beth's unlucky-in-love friend.
Linda Moran and Rene Bastian of Belladonna Prods. ("Transamerica") are producing with DePietro's Whitest Pouring Films. Production is under way in New York.
DePietro's writing and directing debut is partly based on his experience as a partner at hedge fund outfit Citadel Investment Group. He executive produced the Sundance documentary prize winner "Manda Bala."
Porter, who most recently appeared in "Speed Racer," is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Bledel, co-star of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2," is repped by Endeavor and Flutie Entertainment. (partialdiff)