Rob Corddry, Amanda Peet And Maya Rudolph Flock To The Way, Way Back
The Way, Way Back, the upcoming directorial debut of Oscar-winning The Descendants writers Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, already has an absolutely stacked cast. In addition to having rising actor Liam James as the main character, the film is already loaded with supporting talent, including Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, Allison Janney, Toni Collette and AnnaSophia Robb. But it would seem that performers are really aching to work the incredibly talented duo at the head of the project because they've managed to rope in another three big names,
Rob Corddry, Amanda Peet and Maya Rudolph have all been cast in The Way, Way Back, according to Deadline. The script, which Rash and Faxon wrote together, is about a young kid (James) who starts an off-beat relationship with the owner of the local waterpark (Rockwell). It has also been announced that Rash and Faxon, who have plenty of acting experience of their own, will also be in the project playing two of Rockwell's character's employees. Toni Collette will play James mother while Carell will be his step-dad, who happens to be cheating on her. The report doesn't say what kind of roles Corddry, Peet, or Rudolph will be playing how how big their parts are. The screenplay was featured on the 2011 Black List, which is the list of the year's most popular unproduced screenplays in Hollywood.
Corddry, who worked with Jim Rash in the most recent season finale of Community, will be in theaters this weekend ironically alongside Carrell in Seeking a Friend For The End of The World. Peet recently completed work on the new Terence Mallick film To The Wonder, and also has a part in the Jason Bateman-Melissa McCarthy comedy Identity Thief. Rudolph, who has a lead role on the NBC series Up All Night, is currently filming Grown Ups 2 with Adam Sandler and Kevin James.
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