Lizzy Caplan And Megan Mullally Offer Updates On The Party Down Movie Status

By Kelly West 2012-01-24 12:36:34discussion comments
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While some of us are still hopeful that Veronica Mars will make it to the big screen for a follow-up film to the beloved TV series, things sound a bit more positive for another Rob Thomas TV project’s chances at a big screen sequel. Word is, the Party Down movie script is “almost done.”


Those of us who appreciated both seasons of Starz’ witty comedy Party Down would surely love to see what the staff of Party Down catering is up to these days, and that could come in the form of a movie. MTV caught up with two of the Party Down cast members at Sundance this week and got some vague updates about the potential movie, which has yet to be confirmed but is rumored to be in the works.


Here’s the video containing MTV’s chats with Lizzy Caplan and Megan Mullally.


"I think they're almost done with the script," said Caplan. "And I have no doubt that it'll be fairly close to flawless. We'll just move forward very quickly and hopefully be able to shoot something this year."

Caplan seemed unclear whether Party Down co-creator Rob Thomas would direct the film. She did throw the idea out there that “one of the two guys that directed all the episodes” might direct, but judging by her tone, that sounded like pure speculation. For reference, those two guys are Fred Savage (yes, that Fred Savage) and Bryan Gordon (Curb Your Enthusiasm). Between Rob Thomas, Gordon, Savage, not to mention series co-creators John Enbom, Dan Etheridge and Paul Rudd, there’s certainly enough talent to go around to get the movie going, assuming the original writers and directors are on board. At this point, all of that sounds undecided or unconfirmed.

Meanwhile, Mullally, who was interviewed alongside the man who plays her Parks and Recreation on-screen-ex Nick Offerman, wasn’t all that willing to talk in specifics about the project. She mentioned getting into trouble over that in the past, which might have been a reference to comments she made about the film at the TCA press tour earlier this month.

In general, the mood sounds optimistic but once again, nothing seems all that set in stone. 

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