Justin Long is known for being buddy-buddy with the Judd Apatow players.
Early on, he was a young, go-to straight man, playing with the comedic big boys in movies like "Dodgeball," "Anchorman," and "Accepted." Now that Long's eased in to the movie biz, he's been on a mission: diversity. He's dabbled in a little of everything: rom-coms, action movies, horror flicks. He's played the good guy, the bad guy, the kooky bit part, even the voice of Alvin in the "Chipmunks" movies -- there's little the guy won't tackle.
Now with "Lumpy," a new indie comedy which Deadline reports is gearing up to shoot in Minnesota, he's returning to the oddball comedy of his roots.
Co-starring Jess Weixler ("Teeth"), Tyler Labine ("Sons of Tucson") and Addison Timlin ("Californication"), "Lumpy" is the directorial debut of TV writer/producer Ted Koland and follows an engaged couple (Long and Weixler) whose best man, Lumpy, (Labine) dies at the end of their wedding. The film follows the two newlyweds as they uncover who Lumpy really was.
The report doesn't have too many details about the kind of misadventures the couple will embark on, but with a solid ensemble that also includes recent "Modern Family" guest star Shelley Long (no relation to Justin), there's no reason to think the movie can't garner a few laughs along the way. If Justin Long is driving, we'll go along for the ride.