Jason Segel and Ed Helms, together at last
Image Credit: Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos File under “two great tastes that taste great together”: Jason Segel and Ed Helms are set to co-star in an upcoming stoner comedy. Adding to my joy, Jeff Who Lives At Home is from writing/directing brothers Mark and Jay Duplass of The Puffy Chair and Baghead. (Mark also stars in the The League and was half the bromantic duo in Humpday.) My cup runneth over.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the pic chronicles a day in the life of two brothers, one a loser (Segel) who lives at home and the other (Helms) more together but overbearing.” So… no one’s playing against type. Judy Greer, who should totally be a bigger star, is “in talks” to play Helms’ wife.
The Duplass’s films are very talky and low-key, and Helms and Segel, while fantastic, tend to play big, shouty, and ostentatiously goofy (Segel) or dorky (Helms) characters. I’m curious to see them scale back their broad styles for more of a lived-in, realistic vibe. And please oh please let there be some kind of musical number.
Are you excited for this comedy powerhouse, PopWatchers?
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