Tim Robinson, the comic behind sketch series I Think You Should Leave, together with Paul Rudd and Kate Mara are starring in Friendship, an indie comedy that’s marking the characteristic directorial debut of Andrew DeYoung, the helmer recognized for his work on such collection as Our Flag Means Death and Pen15.
J. D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules, the manufacturing duo behind horror hit Barbarian, are producing the comedy, which is now in manufacturing, with Fifth Season, the financier-distribution-production outfit behind latest motion pictures Flora and Son and 80 for Brady. Fifth Season, previously named Endeavor Content material, can also be financing.
Written by DeYoung, Friendship facilities on a mild-mannered man named Craig, whose life is completely balanced, with Subway sandwiches and Marvel motion pictures, a job he enjoys and a contented homelife with a spouse and son. That life is upended with the arrival into the neighborhood by a weatherman, performed by Rudd. Mysterious but pleasant, macho however susceptible, the weatherman transforms every thing for Craig, however Craig’s obsessive and childlike nature threatens to destroy the friendship and probably every thing else in his life.
Tracy Rosenblum is appearing as govt producer.
WME Impartial and UTA are co-repping home gross sales for the title with Fifth Season.
DeYoung made a reputation for himself in tv, the place he not too long ago earned an Emmy for writing Would It Kill You to Chortle, the Peacock comedy particular starring John Early and Kate Berlant, which he additionally directed and govt produced. And on high of directing episodes of Max’s Our Flag Means Loss of life and Hulu’s four-Emmy-nominated PEN15, his credit embrace episodes of Hulu’s Shrill, FX’s Dave and Netflix’s upcoming The Decameron, amongst others. He’s repped by WME and Rise.
Robinson is a former author and participant on Saturday Night time Reside who broke out together with his Netflix sketch comedy collection I Assume You Ought to Go away, whose third season hit final yr. The collection won two Emmys last month, for shortform comedy or drama collection and excellent actor in a shortform comedy or drama collection. Robinson additionally gained within the second class on the 2022 Emmys.
Rudd, final seen in Hulu’s Solely Murders within the Constructing, subsequent stars in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, which Sony opens March 22. He’s repped by UTA, Lighthouse Administration + Media and Jackoway Austen.
Mara not too long ago starred within the FX crime collection Class of ’09, which streamed on Hulu. She is repped by CAA and Mosaic.