Our Idiot Brother co-stars Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan are getting married, although unfortunately it’s only going to be on screen. The news has come out of the Berlin Film Festival, via THR, that they will play a gay couple in the upcoming movie, An Ideal Home.
According to the trade paper, they will be ‘a troubled married couple with an extravagant life. Coogan plays a celebrity while Rudd is his more hesitant partner and sidekick. But when the grandson that Coogan’s character never knew he had shows up at their home with nowhere else to go, the couple reluctantly decide to take him in.’
It’ll be interesting to see whether this is a film that will mainly be about the fact they are gay, married and raising a child (right-wing conservatives would have a heart attack just reading that sentence), or whether the character’s sexuality isn’t such a big deal. I suspect the former, as Hollywood still doesn’t have a good track record with movies about people who just happen to be gay.
Andrew Fleming, who’s previously made the likes of Threesome, The Craft and Hamlet 2 (which starred Coogan) will direct. It’s not clear when it will shoot.