Jeremy Garelick is directing the movie for Screen Gems and Miramax
“Dredd” star Olivia Thirlby is set to join Kevin Hart and Josh Gad in the untitled comedy that Jeremy Garelick will direct for Screen Gems and Miramax, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Hart stars as Jimmy, who provides best-man services for socially challenged grooms who have no close friends willing to stand by them on their wedding day.
Gad will play Doug, a groom-to-be who fabricates not just his best man, but his nine groomsmen as well. Together they must carry out a charade that is designed to make Doug look his best but threatens to destroy everything if it fails.
Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”) will play Gad’s self-centered fiancee, while Affion Crockett will play one of the fake groomsmen.
Thirlby will play Cuoco’s sister who develops a crush on Hart’s character.
Project, which is currently untitled, was formerly known as “Best Man Inc.” when it was developed at Miramax. Garelick wrote the script with Jay Lavender.
Will Packer (“Think Like a Man”) is producing with Miramax’s Adam Fields. Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper is overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.
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Mockingbird Pictures in conjunction with Demarest Films has unveiled a press release revealing six-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Oscar nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall), Lambert Wilson (Of Gods and Men) and Olivia Thirlby (Being Flynn) have joined Anton Yelchin for this New York-set romantic comedy.
5 to 7 stars Yelchin as a young, aspiring novelist named Brian, who is engaged in a 5 to 7 affair with Arielle the gorgeous wife of a French diplomat. Notably, Yelchin was attached to the project last fall along with Diane Kruger, who was slated to play Arielle. However, the latest press release makes no mention of her, and has Bond Girl Marlohe in this role. Filling out the cast, Wilson will play Arielle’s cuckolded husband, Valery. Thirlby is set for the part of Brian’s friend and editor, Jane, while Langella and Close will take on the roles of his parents, Sam and Arlene.