After the cult success of Roger Dodger and P.S., you wouldn’t have thought it would take eight years for director Dylan Kidd to plot a follow-up, but it’s only just now that he’s got around to putting together Get A Job, for which he’s currently busy casting.
While no one’s signed on the dotted line yet, Variety reports that offers are out to Anna Kendrick and Bryan Cranston for the movie, with Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jay Pharaoh and Roger Dodger star Jesse Eisenberg also circling (although the latter would only be onboard for a cameo role). It seems there’s a bit of a chicken and egg scenario going on, as while Get A Job could shoot as early as next month, CBS Films won’t greenlight the movie without a good cast, but the stars can’t fully sign on until the money’s in place. That should all get sorted though.
The film, based on a spec script by Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel, follows a college graduate and his friends who have to lower their expectations about life as they enter the real world during a recession.