Ed Helms will join the comedy They Came Together from writer/director David Wain (Role Models). He will star opposite Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler in the twisted romantic comedy about a a small business owner (Poehler) being crushed by a larger concern. Helms will take on the role of Eggbert, Poehler’s love interest and accountant in the film. They Came Together was written by Wain and comdeian Michael Showalter for Lionsgate. Filming is slated for July.
Helms will continue to keep busy before returning for another season of The Office, having signed on for a cameo appearance in the Rawson Thurber-directed comedy We’re The Millers, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. Helms will play Brad, Sudekis’ boss who may be hiding something nefarious and shady.
The new season of The Office begins shooting on July 30th. He’ll then shoot the third and final installment of The Hangover franchise on September 16. It's not everyday you can say you're excited for every project an actor has lined up, but I can say that for Helms. All of these comedies sound solid. Even though I absolutely felt cheated after watching The Hangover 2 (it was a carbon copy of the first, and kind of ruined the originality of the first by rehashing so many of the same jokes), I'm trusting them when they say that they are going to change things up a bit for the third film. The story will be set in the characters' Los Angeles hometown, and will not focus on the forgotten-debauchery formula of the first movies.
What do you think of the projects Ed Helms has lined up?