Funny Or Die Director Jake Szymanski Circling He's Fuckin' Perfect

By Sean O'Connell 2011-12-16 20:58:25discussion comments
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Funny Or Die has established itself as a comedic catch-all, an excellent diversion where top creative minds go to experiment with jokey premises for viral videos. Will Ferrell, a driving force behind the site, hit gold with his Landlord sketch. Zach Galifianakis regularly contributes with his hilariously dry talk show Between Two Ferns, which never fails to make me laugh until I cry.

But I never guessed Funny eventually would land someone a job. Yet Jake Szymanski seems to managing just that. After contributing multiple shorts for the site, the director is close to getting a shot at helming He’s Fuckin’ Perfect for Fox 2000, according to Deadline.

Lauryn Kahn -- longtime assistant to Adam McKay and a regular Funny contributor -- penned the Perfect spec script, which was brought to the studio’s attention by Emma Stone (who was interested initially but since has drifted away from the project). It would follow a tech-savvy and lonely girl who uses her computer skills to research her best friends’ blind dates. In doing so, she discovers the perfect man – then changes her online profile to try and morph herself into his perfect match.

Deadline says Fox 2000 grabbed the rights to Kahn’s spec for $1 million against $1.5 million, and studio insiders remain optimistic that they still might be able to lure Stone back over to the project. McKay and Ferrell would produce the film, as Deadline says they contributed notes to the spec script as it developed. Landing Stone would be big, but there are other funny young ladies who could pull this off if the screenplay’s clever enough. We’ll see just how Perfect it is in time. Oh, and lose the curse word in the title before your marketing department has a fit.
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