Jason Segel (How I met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Ed Helms (The Office, The Hangover) will star as brothers in the stoner comedy Jeff Who Lives at Home, which is being set up at Paramount.
The brother writing team behind Sundance hit Cyrus, Mark and Jay Duplass, are penning and directing the film, and are producing with Jason Reitman through his Right of Way Films.
Jeff Who Lives at Home will follow the day in the life of two brothers, Segel will take on the title role of Jeff, who, as the title tells us, lives at home. Helms will play the "more together" of the brothers, but is overbearing.
The role of their mother is currently being cast; while Judy Greer (Arrested Development, Visioneers), who absolutely killed last night on ABC's Modern Family, is in talks to play Helms' wife.
Jeff Who Lives at Home begins lensing next month in Louisiana.
I'm a big fan of both Segel and Helms, but I'm an even bigger fan of films that take place in one day (Empire Records, Can't Hardly Wait, Go, Run Lola Run). They always seem to be much more digestible films, with concise character development, and an inherit sense of urgency to the way the filmmakers must cut the film and move the story along.
I'm pretty bummed I didn't get a chance to see Cyrus while I was up at Sundance, but I've heard mostly good things about the film.
What do you think about the cast and story for JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME?