The Craft Helmer Andrew Fleming To Direct Comedy Guys Night
Writer-director Andrew Fleming has had a curious career wherein he's helmed such campy comedies as Dick and Hamlet 2, but also the '90s teen-witch drama The Craft and the cutesy, family-friendly crime-caper Nancy Drew. Simply put, it's hard to anticipate where Fleming's next project may take him. He's just wrapped on the romance dramedy Barefoot, in which Evan Rachel Wood plays a psychiatric patient who falls for her doctor, and now Variety reports Fleming has inked a deal with Millennium Films to helm their upcoming comedy Guys Night.
Chris Baldi's spec script for Guys Night was purchased by Millennium last fall. The feature focuses on four guys with jobs that are going nowhere and romantic relationships that are less than enviable. So when they hear about a mystifying island off the New Jersey coastline where anything goes, it seems like the perfect guys night out getaway. Of course, in the tradition of dudes-on-vacation comedies, nothing goes as they expected—with presumably hilarious results.
The premise has potential, and while Baldi has no reputation to speak of Fleming has been known to bring a game sense of energy to comedies. He also nailed the complicated nature of female friendship in The Craft, so I'm intrigued to see what his take on male friendship through a comedic lens will be like. For their part, Millennium Films is a production company that had a hand in producing the brilliantly macho but funny action flick The Expendables, so theirs seems a good team to cull together a bro-centric ensemble to fill Guys Night. Off the bat I imagine Jason Sudeikis and comedians of his ilk will be considered.
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