With "Bridesmaids" headed to theaters this year and Isla Fisher gearing up for her buddy comedy "Desperados," it appears the ladies are taking back funny from the boys. Now, if all goes as planned, "Parks and Recreation" star Rashida Jones will be the next female comedian to step up to the lead in a movie she co-wrote with actor Will McCormack titled "Celeste and Jesse Forever."
24 Frames reports that Jones will co-star with "Saturday Night Live" and "Hot Rod" star Andy Samberg in the drama/comedy hybrid that sees the duo as a the titular couple nearing the end of their relationship. The film will follow Celeste and Jesse as they finalize their divorce, but attempt to remain friends in the end.
Attempting to describe the film, Jones tells the blog "Our movie is about two people who love each other a ton but they don't know what to do with that love, and how do you let that person go."
Not exactly your run-of-the-mill romantic comedy, especially when Jones goes on to compare the film to the classic "When Harry Met Sally" and the recent cinematic downer "Blue Valentine." But expect plenty of laughs along the way -- this is the co-star of "The Office," "I Love You, Man," and the Sundance hit "My Idiot Brother" after all.
Jones adds, "It's hard to find female leads that are flawed and interesting and dynamic. We wanted to write something that was in the vein of Judd Apatow -- you talk like you actually talk with your friends -- but with ladies."
"Celeste and Jesse Forever" has been slowly coming to fruition over the past few years, but with the addition of Samberg and its tight schedule, expect solid break-up plans soon.