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Zach Galifianakis to Play Crazy Person in ‘Town House’

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What does Zach Galifianakis have in common with British actor Michael Sheen? Well, as Sheen is the de facto guy in Hollywood to play former Prime Minister Tony Blair, Galifianakis is quickly becoming a stock commodity of his own — he’s Hollywood’s resident crazy person.

According to Variety, Galifianakis is once again signing on to play an ‘offbeat’ character (that’s putting it lightly) in the long-gestating dramedy Town House. The pic is being produced by Ridley and Tony Scott through their Fox-based Scott Free production banner. Galifianakis will play an agoraphobic man, who lives with his teenage son in a historic Boston townhouse that he inherited from his rock star father. With royalties from his father’s work dwindling, the man is forced to come to terms with his life, and along the way he strikes up a friendship with a call girl.

Amy Adams (Night at the Museum 2) has also signed on to the project. And while the report doesn’t specify, we can only assume that she is going to play the call girl.

This project has been in the works for quite some time, with Once director John Carney on board to direct (and co-write) prior to the writer’s strike in 2007. There is no word yet on who will direct, as Fox 2000 has their eyes set on a summer 2010 shoot.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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