When it comes to celebrity couples you typically couldn't pay me to give half a shit, but I make an exception for Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally. In addition to being married in real life, the pair plays an epically toxic divorced couple on NBC's Parks and Recreation and they are absolutely hysterical together. Now they'll be bringing that chemistry to the big screen.
Variety has learned that Offerman and Mullally have both joined the cast of Gay Dude, a new comedy from Lionsgate. A strange twist on the plot from American Pie, two best friends, Michael (Nicholas Braun) and Matty (Hunter Cope), who vow to help each other get laid before senior prom. The situation changes when Matty reveals that he's gay. The film is already set to co-star Gary Cole, who will play Matty's extremely conservative father, Brian Geraghty, Dakota Johnson, Dreama Walker and Sarah Hyland. Offerman will be playing Michael's father, who couldn't be more supportive of Matty, while Mullally will be Matty's mother. Alan Yang, who has experience writing for Offerman and Mullally on Parks and Rec, wrote the script and Chris Nelson will direct.
The most upsetting part of this news is that it sounds as though Offerman and Mullally might not get to spend that much on-screen time together, but I'm going to continue to look on the bright side. While the pair is a force to be reckoned with when put together, they are more than capable by on their own. Hell, Mullally has only appeared in three episodes of the NBC show and Offerman's Ron Swanson is easily one of the best characters on television right now. Any scene they share together would just be icing on the cake.
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