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Jan 22nd
07:47 pm
New comedy: 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates'  
From Variety:
Zac Efron to Star in Fox and Chernin Comedy ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’

Zac Efron is set to star in Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.”

Jake Szymanski is on to direct with Peter Chernin, David Ready and Jenno Topping producing for Chernin along with Jonathan Levine. Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien penned the script.

Story follows two brothers who place an online ad to find dates for a wedding and the ad goes viral.

Daria Cercek is overseeing the project for Fox.

Chernin and the studio will now look to fill the role of Efron’s brother and is hopeful this film has similar results it saw when it teamed Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy up for “The Heat."

As of now the movie has a release date set for 29 July 2016.
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laurenlipkinlip on January 22nd, 2015 06:53 pm (UTC)
how can have a release date when theres no date yet to film and etc?
kleth on January 22nd, 2015 08:48 pm (UTC)
Well, this deal seems pretty solid - not just another of those development projects that hang fire and often don't ever get made. Starting with a release date seems ass-backward, but they can film anytime this spring or summer and be ready for that date.
Sapphirasapphia on January 22nd, 2015 07:02 pm (UTC)
Can you tell me what does it mean ".....Need Wedding Dates"? They try to find some girls to go to any wedding with?
Beejeezbee on January 22nd, 2015 07:31 pm (UTC)
Yes. They need a date as company to go to someone else's wedding.
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Bee: Zac – Details - plaid - profilejeezbee on January 22nd, 2015 07:30 pm (UTC)
Glad to see another project right away. Even one which already has a release date and is a studio project. All good things.

I don't mind another comedy but I hope after this one, he mixes it up and does some other genres for a bit.* Comedy isn't bad at all but you don't want to get typecast into anything. In that sense, it's great that he has WAYF at least.

As for the movie itself, concept sounds ok to me. Perhaps not 'OMG how fantastic' but looks like it has potential if done right. The writers are did a good job with Neighbors, so hopefully they can do a good one here too. The director is a feature newbie but as I said to Cady, better a newbie than a known hack. He's done tons of Funny Or Die stuff (incl Zac's old one) and some SNL... so I think there is potential. Chernin is established and I like that Jonathan Levine is on board producing. Overall, the ingredients are decent, so it all comes down to execution. Fingers crossed.

The name of the movie could use a change though... way too long for social media age and not very memorable either.

Now we just have to wait for more info on filming and casting, esp the brother.

* I hope that also means, he's not doing Threesome because I thought that script was terrible.


Edited at 2015-01-22 07:42 pm (UTC)
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on January 22nd, 2015 07:45 pm (UTC)
Isn't Threesome the female-led movie?

I would've liked that one :(
(no subject) - jeezbee on January 22nd, 2015 10:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
kleth on January 22nd, 2015 08:57 pm (UTC)
"I don't mind another comedy..."

Agreed. And in Zac's case, he has added protection because he doesn't play the ha-ha roles in comedies; he's usually the straight guy around whom all the goofballs play.

Nonetheless, he really needs a successful studio drama to secure his "I can do it all" position in Movieland. After Neighbors, everyone feels confident in booking him for another comedy, but I don't think he is the first one they think of when casting a drama.
(no subject) - jeezbee on January 22nd, 2015 10:48 pm (UTC) (Expand)
kleth on January 22nd, 2015 09:00 pm (UTC)
"Now we just have to wait for more info on filming and casting, esp the brother."

Yikes, that's a tough one.

Hey Dylan, want to be in a movie?
(no subject) - countessm3 on January 23rd, 2015 12:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
The Writers Denmusewriter on January 22nd, 2015 10:02 pm (UTC)
Bee, have you seen any info on when this might film? It seems like the planning is pretty far along except for casting as you mentioned...
(no subject) - jeezbee on January 22nd, 2015 10:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
misskristen: detailsshortykris on January 22nd, 2015 10:25 pm (UTC)
Has there been any other movement or news on Threesome since the announcement?

I wonder how the timing is going to work out. Will he film this and then Threesome, or Threesome then this? Or will filming overlap and he has to drop out of one?
(no subject) - jeezbee on January 22nd, 2015 10:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
countessm3countessm3 on January 23rd, 2015 12:20 am (UTC)
Momma Countess said (okay, we all said) if he got himself all cleaned up and spiffy-like, he'd get a job, and look if he didn't go and get himself a job. You go boy! Keep working and don't worry about the rest. God's a pretty good manager, and he'll keep delivering if you keep doing the right thing.
WAYF2015IloveDjZac on January 23rd, 2015 08:11 am (UTC)
Right! Thank you.
The Writers Denmusewriter on January 23rd, 2015 01:36 am (UTC)
I love that he's got another project in the works. Keep doing your thing, Zef! Keeping busy is always good.

I don't like the title though. At all.
Aliciapop86 on January 23rd, 2015 12:23 pm (UTC)
I want Dave Franco to be cast. Then again, I want Zac's parent to adopt Dave so Zac, Dylan and Dave can be brothers in real life. LOL
Incontinetia Buttlocksxvlmxx on January 23rd, 2015 01:28 pm (UTC)
I usually don't comment here, but I like this idea. Dave and Zac are amazing duo. They have an amazing chemistry together. But it would be nice if they can get a guy who looks similar to Zac to play his brother.
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