Matthew Perry, who’s building a feature acting career atop his “Friends” sitcom success, has officially inked to take the lead role in Warner Bros.’ tentatively titled “Three to Tango,” a romantic comedy of mistaken sexual identity, according to sources.
Pic is slated to start lensing in Toronto in late April. Damon Santostefano is attached to direct.
In the story, a philandering ad agency owner who mistakenly thinks an architect (Perry) he employs is gay, directs the architect to keep tabs on his mistress. The architect falls for the mistress, but has to maintain the charade of gayness.
Perry will star opposite Neve Campbell (Fox TV’s “Party of Five,” “Scream”), who plays the agency owner’s g.f.
Producers are Jeffrey Silver, Bobby Newmyer and Bettina Viviano. Larry Abramson is exec producing. Keri Selig and John M. Eckert have co-producing credits. Screenplay is by Aline Brosh McKenna, who rewrote Rodney Patrick Vaccaro’s script.
Perry, who has starred in the hit NBC sitcom “Friends” since 1994, and in Col’s 1997 “Fools Rush In,” will appear in May in Warners’ “Almost Heroes,” starring opposite the late Chris Farley. Perry is repped by Peter Levine and Michael Gruber of William Morris Agency, and manager Doug Chapin.