Colin Firth and Emily Blunt to star in dark comedy
Colin Firth and Emily Blunt have teamed up to star in an untitled dark comedy. The project is being sold at Cannes by Focus Features International. Dante Ariola is direcing the film based on a script by Becky Johnston. Vertebra Films is producing the project and is being produced by Cross Creek Pictures' Brian Oliver, Johnston and Alisa Tager. Domestic distribution is being handled by UTA and CAA.
The project marks Ariola's directorial debut after making a name for himself directing commercials. Firth stars as "a man who hates his job and is hated by his ex-wife and son. Feeling he missed his one shot at living the dream, he fakes his death and buys a new identity. Along the way he meets a woman (Blunt) who is also trying to leave her past behind. The pair break into empty homes and pose as the absent owners. The two find a kinship despite all the lying."
I like both Firth and Blunt and think they will have great on-screen chemistry. The story sounds like a nice change of pace for both of them. Let's hope that Ariola is up to the challenge of directing the film. What are your thoughts on this news?