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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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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.
Beejeezbee on January 22nd, 2015 10:48 pm (UTC)
Considering this his is first genuine studio project post-rehab, I don't mind the comedy. He's still not at a point where he has tons of options and comedy is where studios trust him more rn. I just hope after this one, he won't do another one right away.