Paul Rudd and Zach Galifianakis may be the new comedy duo, since they’re following up the upcoming Dinner for Schmucks, with the newly announced film Will, written by Demetri Martin (the lead in Taking Woodstock and Comedy Central show Important Things With Demetri Martin). The Hollywood Reporter reports that the actors have signed on with Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton directing, the people behind Little Miss Sunshine.
The movie is set in a world where people’s lives are written out by heavenly scribes. Rudd’s character one day wakes up to find that his scribe (played by Galifianakis) has stopped writing his life. So Rudd’s character has to work his way through the story without any guidance and “ending up on a journey to fulfill his hidden potential.”
Paul Rudd, of course has been around and starred in great comedies from Clueless to The 40 Year Old Virgin and last year’s I Love You, Man. Galifianakis really popped onto the mainstream radar last year with The Hangover, and has landed a number of roles including Youth in Revolt; Up in the Air; the Robert Downey, Jr. comedy, Due Date; and the planned The Hangover 2.