Zach Galifianakis, Paul Rudd reteaming
Duo sign on for 'Will,' marking their second comedy togetherZach Galifianakis and Paul Rudd, who appear together in Paramount's upcoming comedy "Dinner for Schmucks," are teaming up again to star in the Paramount comedy "Will."
Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton are directing, with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez on board to produce with Scot Armstrong.
The story follows an ordinary guy (Rudd) who lives in a world where people's lives and destinies are being written by scribes in Heaven. The man wakes up one day to find that his heavenly writer (Galifianakis) has decided to no longer draft his life, and he must go about his day unscripted, ending up on a journey to fulfill his hidden potential.
The script, by Demetri Martin, used to be a DreamWorks project but moved over to Paramount. Ravi Nandan is executive producing.
UTA-repped Faris and Dayton became a hit directing duo with "Little Miss Sunshine" but have struggled to find a follow-up effort. They were attached to do "Used Guys" at Fox, but that fell apart due to a ballooning budget.
Rudd, repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, also appeared in Paramount's hit "I Love You, Man."
For Galifianakis, repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, "Will" continues his streak of booking high-profile comedies that began with "Hangover." He next appears in "Due Date" with Robert Downey Jr.