Duo in talks for Fox 2000 dramedy 'House'

After a long gestation period, Fox 2000’s dramedy “Town House” is getting closer to the screen.

“Once” helmer John Carney came aboard “Town House” in July 2007, but the writers strike later that year stalled the project.

Now Zach Galifianakis and Amy Adams are reportedly in talks to star in the pic, produced by Ridley and Tony Scott through their Fox-based Scott Free banner.

Story is loosely based on Tish Cohen’s debut novel of the same name, which centers on an agoraphobic man, who lives with his teenage son in a historic Boston townhouse that he inherited from his rock star father. With royalties from his father’s work dwindling, the man is forced to come to terms with his life. A call girl strikes up a friendship with the man. Doug Wright and Carney adapted the screenplay.

Fox 2000 is eyeing a summer 2010 start date.

Since his breakout role in “The Hangover,” Galifianakis has been sought after for comedy roles. He will next be seen in “Up in the Air,” starring George Clooney. The actor, who stars on HBO’s “Bored to Death,” is also set to lense Focus Features’ “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” and the Jay Roach-helmed comedy “Dinner for Schmucks.”

Adams starred in “Julie and Julia” alongside Meryl Streep and Fox’s “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.”

The “Doubt” actress recently wrapped production on David O. Russell’s “The Fighter,” alongside Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, and she will next be seen in Universal and Spyglass’ romantic comedy “Leap Year,” which bows Jan. 8. 

She is handled by WME.

Both Galifianakis and Adams are additionally managed by Brillstein Entertainment. He is repped by CAA.

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