Berlin: Paul Rudd, Steve Coogan to Play Married Couple in 'An Ideal Home'

On Rewriting the Screenplay

"Adam [McKay] and I spent 20 minutes or so in the parking lot talking about possibilities. It felt like we were building room additions on a house that Edgar [Wright] and Joe [Cornish] had done," Rudd says about rewriting the screenplay originally penned by Wright and Cornish, who had previously been attached to the film.

Andrew Fleming will direct the dramedy that Fortitude is selling in Berlin.

Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan will star in dramedy An Ideal Home, directed by Andrew Fleming.

The actors, who previously worked together on 2011's Our Idiot Brother, will star as a troubled married couple with an extravagant life. Coogan plays a celebrity while Rudd is his more hesitant partner and sidekick. But when the grandson that Coogan's character never knew he had shows up at their home with nowhere else to go, the couple reluctantly decide to take him in. 

Fleming wrote the script for An Ideal Home, which Remstar Studios and National Bank of Canada are co-financing. Fortitude International is selling the pic in Berlin, and UTA Independent Film Group is handling domestic rights.

Gabriella Tana, Maria Theresa Arida, Maxime Remillard and Aaron Ryder are producing, while Clark Peterson and Lisa Wolofsky will executive produce.

"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, and we are delighted to present this charming film to buyers at EFM," said Fortitude’s Nadine De Barros.

Rudd recently starred in and co-wrote the Marvel superhero film Ant-Man, which earned more than $500 million worldwide and has a sequel in the works for 2018. He will reprise the character in Captain America: Civil War, which is set to open in theaters in May. Rudd, who is repped by UTA, Lighthouse Management & Media and Jackoway Tyerman, will next work on Duncan Jones’ Mute.

Coogan received two Oscar nominations for best film and best adapted screenplay for Philomena, in which he also starred. He will next be seen with Richard Gere in The Dinner, which is selling in Berlin, and Warren Beatty’s new untitled film. Coogan is repped by CAA and Independent Talent Group.