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Since her breakthrough with 2009’s mumblecore bromance Humpday, writer/director/actress Lynn Shelton has kept herself busy, directing some television in and around her features, including Your Sister’s Sister and the upcoming “massage therapist with a sudden aversion to touching people” dramedy Touchy Feely. But her next project already sounds like it will be her most interesting one yet - if the all-star casting is any sort of proof.
It’s been in the works for quite some time, but it looks like Laggies is finally on the fast track to production with Anonymous Content producing. Deadline reports negotiations are being finalized to add Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Chloe Moretz (Hugo), Sam Rockwell (Seven Psychopaths) and Mark Webber (The End of Love) to the cast. Even if this were a cat food commercial, these performers would guarantee it to be the greatest cat food commercial to ever exist.
From a script written by Andrew Seigel, Laggies tells the darkly comedic story of a late-twentysomething (Hathaway) caught up in a state of arrested development. When her boyfriend (Webber) proposes marriage, she flips out and tells everyone she’s going on a work retreat for a week, but actually spends her time hiding out with a 16-year-old (Moretz), her new best friend. Rockwell’s character would be an older guy named Craig, though it's not quite clear how he fits into the story (though we expect him to steal the show).
Films are often clunky when they pass off friendships between people separated by an age gap, but given that this is a comedy and not an emotional drama, Shelton seems like a perfect fit for the job.