Paul Rudd has signed on and Zach Galifianakis is in negotiations to star in the Paramount comedy “Will,” which will be helmed by “Little Miss Sunshine” helmers Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton as their long-awaited follow-up to the breakout pic.
Story centers on an ordinary guy (Rudd) who lives in a world where people’s lives and destinies are being written by scribes in Heaven. The man wakes up one day to find that his heavenly writer has decided to no longer draft his life, and he must go about his day unscripted.
Project is based on a Demetri Martin pitch, which DreamWorks bought pre-emptively in 2006. Paramount took control of the project after the companies split in 2008.
“Will” is scheduled to lense in the spring.
Rudd and Galifiankis recently shot the Jay Roach comedy “Dinner for Schmucks” together.
Rudd, Faris and Dayton are repped by UTA.
Galifianakis is handled by CAA.