Nicholas Stoller directed both Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek. I liked both of those movies to varying degrees. I found Get Him to the Greek to be an enjoyable enough romp, but I thought Forgetting Sarah Marshall was one of the top few comedies of the decade. I would be interested enough in his next project no matter what it was. So when I look over the cast that has been announced for this one so far, I start to feel myself go from interested to fanboy meltdown.
Stoller and Jason Segel, the same team that wrote both of the previously mentioned films, wrote the script. Personally, I’ll see anything that Jason Segel has a creative credit on. I find the man to be completely charming and his upcoming film The Muppets is something that I’m just giddy over. Segel is set to star in this one alongside my current crush Emily Blunt (who I’m watching flashing leg on Conan the very moment I type this). It tells the tale of the high and low points of a relationship, hopefully less depressingly than Blue Valentine did. But whichever way they go, I have faith that they’ll find a way to tell the story with humor and heart. Community’s Allison Brie has already signed on to play Blunt’s younger sister, and that’s great because she’s funny and pretty.
Tell me all of this and I’m already on board. Adding in the new news is some delicious icing on top of the talented people making a comedy cake. Parks and Recreation is probably my favorite show on TV currently. If you asked me what my favorite part of the show is, I would say Ron Swanson. But if you asked me what my second favorite part of the show is, I would say Chris Pratt’s character Andy. This guy has me in weekly hysterics and I haven’t seen him do much else; the chance to see him playing a different character in a Segel/Stoller comedy intrigues me to no end. Rhys Ifans recently impressed me quite a bit by bringing a lot of weight to a small part in Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg; plus he’s F’n Xenophilius Lovegood. That’s some pedigree. Probably I’m going to stand in line for hours to see this movie with a homemade “I love Jason Segel” shirt on. Anybody else share in my gushing?