Humpday Director Lynn Shelton Lines Up Laggies As Her Next Project
Actress-director Lynn Shelton made a such splash with her 2009 bro-mance comedy Humpday, indie audiences anxiously awaited her next move. Now, as her follow up Your Sister’s Sister prepares to play this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Shelton is revealing the next project she has lined up.
The Seattle native is ready to lens Laggies, which centers on a 28-year-old woman in a state of arrested development who responds to her boyfriend’s marriage proposal by fleeing. She tells him she’s going on a retreat, when, in fact, she ends up hanging out with high-school-aged friends who continue to let her escape the reality of growing up. Couple this with Jason Reitman’s upcoming Young Adult, with Charlize Theron in a similar role as a woman trying to reconnect with her high school love, and it’s sounding like the start of a slacker-girl trend.
In its report Variety can’t confirm whether Shelton plans to star as well as direct, though if she wanted to bring one of her Sister co-stars along, either Emily Blunt or Rosemarie DeWitt would be ideal for the role (particularly Blunt). The plot of Sister/i> remains unclear, with TIFF officials saying it’s about a grieving man who finds love and direction in the strangest of places. But it’s reportedly filmed off the coast of Shelton’s native Seattle. We’ll know more once we hit the ground in Toronto.
Variety also notes that Shelton continues to circle an adaptation of Joshua Ferris’ novel Then We Came to the End, which she has been eyeing for some time. But for now, she’ll dive into Laggies and see if the offbeat End can come together in time.
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