Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men and writer/executive producer of The Sopranos, is heading to the movies, as he’s set to write and direct You Are Here, a decade old passion project he’s finally go to get on to camera. According to THR, the movie will star Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis, with Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) in talks to co-star.
In the movie local weatherman and freewheeling bachelor Steve Dallas (Wilson) and bi-polar man-child Ben (Galifianakis) are childhood best friends who embark on a road trip home after Ben discovers that his estranged father has passed away. Once there, Ben is shocked to learn that his eccentric father had big plans for him and he’s inherited a whole lot more than his father’s money. As Ben struggles with his new responsibilities, his friendship with Steve is tested by the complications of his inheritance, his sister Terry’s (Poehler) ambition, and Steve’s desire to be with his father’s beautiful young widow Angela.
“This movie has been my passion for eight years and to see it come together with Owen and Zach and Amy is a dream come true,” said Weiner. “I can’t wait to get started because the movie is about everything I care about and I’m tired of reading it out loud to my friends.” The film will start production in May 2012 in North Carolina.
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