Project moves out of development hell.
‘Mad Men’ creator Matthew Weiner has finally locked down a cast for his feature directorial debut ‘You Are Here.’
Back in 2009 the film was set to star Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Jennifer Aniston. Then a year later a new cast had been lined up with Matt Dillon, Jack Black and Renée Zellweger.
Now it has been announced that Galifianakis (‘The Hangover,’ ‘Due Date’) is back on board, and will be joined by Owen Wilson (‘Midnight In Paris,’ ‘Wedding Crashers’), while Amy Poehler (‘Parks & Recreation’) is in negotiations to co-star.
Penned by Weiner, film follows local weatherman and freewheeling bachelor Steve Dallas (Wilson) and bi-polar man-child Ben (Galafinakis). The two childhood best friends embark on a road trip home after Ben discovers that his estranged father has passed away. Once there, Ben is shocked to learn that his eccentric father had big plans for him and he’s inherited a whole lot more than his father’s money. As Ben struggles with his new responsibilities, his friendship with Steve is tested by the complications of his inheritance, his sister Terry’s (Poehler) ambition, and Steve’s desire to be with his father’s beautiful young widow Angela.
“This movie has been my passion for eight years and to see it come together with Owen and Zach and Amy is a dream come true,” said Weiner. “I can’t wait to get started because the movie is about everything I care about and I’m tired of reading it out loud to my friends.”