One of Paul Rudd’s next roles may be an “Idiot Brother,” but he sure has some beautiful sisters. Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer and Rashida Jones will join the actor in the upcoming comedy “My Idiot Brother,” about a grown mama’s boy (Rudd) who visits each of his three successful sisters, bringing with him happiness and disaster in equal measures.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Banks, Deschanel and Mortimer will play the three sisters. Banks is a single, career-minded journalist who is about to make it big; Deschanel is a bisexual woman who is having a hard time committing to her lovely girlfriend (Jones); and Mortimer is a Brooklyn mother who cares more about maintaining the illusion of a happy family than actually being happy.
“My Idiot Brother” will be directed by Jesse Peretz with a script written by Evgenia Peretz and David Schisgall. Jesse Peretz is probably known best for directing the Zach Braff/ Amanda Peet 2006 relationship comedy “The Ex.” He also directed Rudd in 2001’s “The Chateau.”
Banks recently completed a multi-episode run on “30 Rock” that she will likely reprise next season. Deschanel, who is touring on She & Him’s new album, will next be seen in the 2011 David Gordon Green-directed Middle Ages stoner comedy “Your Highness.” Mortimer was most recently seen in Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island,” which hit DVD/Blu-ray this week. And Jones, who stars in NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” also has a starring role in the upcoming David Fincher-directed Facebook pic, “The Social Network.”
Rudd’s upcoming movie with Steve Carell, “Dinner for Schmucks,” is out on July 23. “My Idiot Brother” is currently targeted for a 2011 release.
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