Richard Jenkins To Play Adam Scott's Father In A.C.O.D.
The new comedy A.C.O.D. already has one amazing thing going for it: the movie is set to star Adam Scott. Between his roles on Party Down and Parks and Recretation, Scott has proven himself to be one of the funniest young talents around and it's only a matter of time before movie audiences start recognizing it. So what's the only thing that could make an Adam Scott-led comedy about divorce better? You cast Richard Jenkins as his father.
Deadline reports that Jenkins has signed on for a part in A.C.O.D., which stands for Adult Children Of Divorce. The story centers on a young man (Scott) who has been dealing with his parents' bitter divorce for almost his entire life. But just when he thinks things couldn't possibly get worse, his younger brother gets engaged and the protagonist's parents are forced to be in the same room together against their will. The film is being helmed by Stuart Zicherman, who is making his directorial debut, and the script was crafted by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart-writer Ben Karlin.
It should be noted that this isn't the first time that Adam Scott and Richard Jenkins have worked together, as the two actors were both in Adam McKay's Step Brothers. While I understand why McKay's film turns some people off, I personally find it hilarious and both Scott and Jenkins are two of the biggest reasons why. In that film Jenkins played Scott's step-father, but while they got along well in that film I suspect that A.C.O.D. will have them at odds. I can't wait until we find out who is going to play the mother.
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