Likely Story and Big Beach Films have announced the signing of Paul Rudd to star in their new movie, My Idiot Brother.
The movie will tell the story of a man named Ned (Rudd) who lives life to his own plans and views and not how everyone expects he should live his life. Because of this — though he may be happy in his own little bubble of contentment — success isn’t so glaring in his real world, and so he finds himself living with each of his three successful sisters, and his harsh and overwhelming mother.
My Idiot Brother will be directed by Jesse Peretz, who has worked with Rudd in the past on a film called The ChÃ¢teau. Other things that he has directed included The Ex with Zach Braff and Jason Bateman, and six episodes of Important Things with Demetri Martin.
The screenplay is penned by an interesting duo in Evgenia Peretz and David Schisgall. Evgenia is the sibling of director Peretz, and this is her first screenplay. Before this, she was already well-established as a contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine.
Schisgall, on the other hand, is best known for his work on more dramatic documentary films. He worked as an assistant to Errol Morris on A Brief History of Time, and as producer and director on projects like MTV’s True Life and his film about underage prostitution, Very Young Girls. This film is his first job as a writer as well.
Again, as you can now see, a very strange, yet intriguing pair to deliver this script for a feature length comedy starring Paul Rudd!
My Idiot Brother is set to begin production next month in New York, with a release planned for some time in 2011.