Following his performance in Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!,” Glen Powell has found his next role. The actor is in negotiations to join Emilia Clarke in the MGM romantic comedy “The Set Up,” sources confirmed to Variety.
Claire Scanlon will direct from a script by Katie Silberman. Justin Nappi is producing under his Treehouse Pictures banner along with Juliet Berman.
The story follows two overwhelmed assistants who set up their tyrannical bosses romantically in order to get them out of their hair.
Production is slated to start later this year.
Besides his scene-stealing role as Finnegan in “Everybody Wants Some!!,” Powell was also recently seen in Universal’s “Ride Along 2” opposite Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. Powell just finished production on the war pic “Sand Castle” opposite Henry Cavill and is about to start production on Fox’s “Hidden Figures” where he will portray real life astronaut John Glenn.
Powell is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Bloom Hergott.
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Scanlon comes from the TV world, working on such shows as “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Fresh Off the Boat.” She is repped by 3 Arts.
The Wrap first reported the announcement.