Paul Rudd is a Shmuck February 17, 2009 Paul Rudd attached to “Dinner With Schmucks” Paul Rudd is in negotiations to join the cast of Jay Roach’s comedy Dinner With Schmucks. The projejct is based on Francis Veber’s French movie Le Diner de Cons, where guests are invited to bring the stupidest person they know to dinner. After their companions leave, they take vote on who brought the least intelligent person. Rudd will play a self-absorbed man unaware that his hosts are judging him. Sacha Baron Cohen was previously attached to the role back in 2006, but dropped out due to scheduling problems. Steve Carell has been offered a part, though he has yet to accept.