Neil Patrick Harris Making Directorial Debut With Aaron And Sarah
Neil Patrick Harris is already a TV star, a host of two separate awards show and a veritable pop culture icon, but the man who can also be identified solely by his initials is not done in his efforts to take over the world. THR reports that Harris is set to make his directorial debut with Aaron and Sarah, a teen romantic comedy that had previously been in development under the title B.F.F., and at one point with David O. Russell directing.
Emma Roberts and Josh Hutcherson are set to star as two pals-- a popular girl and a geeky boy-- who fall in love over the course of high school. The plot apparently includes "four proms and a funeral," so we can all be grateful they didn't just call it that in a deliberate attempt to evoke Four Weddings and a Funeral and doom themselves in the process. Chad Gomez Creasey and Dara Resnik Creasey wrote the script together, though after so many years in development there's no telling how much it might resemble what they originally came up with.
Roberts and Hutcherson have both been building their indie cred this year, though he more successfully than she; Hutcherson was part of the fantastic The Kids Are All Right ensemble, while Roberts was in the Sundance misfire Twelve as well as the disappointing It's Kind of a Funny Story and What's Wrong With Virginia?, both of which bowed at Toronto. I'm a bigger fan of Hutcherson's work so far than Roberts-- I was really, really rooting for him to be Spider-Man-- but I like the idea of the two of them together. As for NPH's potential directing abilities, there's really no telling, but given that he's succeeded at everything else he's tried to do so far, who's to doubt he'd be perfect at this?
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