Mark and Jay Duplass to release book of essays
Mark and Jay Duplass, the duo behind HBO’s Togetherness, will publish an essay collection with Ballantine Books in 2017. Commonly known as the Duplass Brothers, Mark and Jay are writers, directors, actors, and producers — Mark currently appears on The League and The Mindy Project, while Jay stars on Amazon’s Transparent.
According to the press release, the brothers’ essays “will be a highly personal exploration of the messiness and awkwardness of life — complete with sincere anecdotes, goofy moments, and ‘funcomfortable’ episodes that chart their journey of collaboration, which began when they were kids with a movie camera in New Orleans. As in their film and television projects, the brothers will wrestle with what it means to be a good friend, husband, father, and brother, and what it’s like to collaborate so intimately with a sibling that you desperately love, but sometimes want to murder.”
The yet-untitled collection is slated for a 2017 publication — and if it’s anything like the brothers’ bizarrely entertaining films (Safety Not Guaranteed, The Skeleton Twins), we have some weird laughs ahead.