Paul Blart Director Inviting Audiences To Wedding Day

Say what you will about Paul Blart: Mall Cop -- and few had anything really positive to say about it – the thing made a boatload of cash ($183M against a $26M budget) and director Steve Carr deserves the right to tackle whatever project he chooses. Now we’re finding out that that project will be.

Carr will helm Wedding Day, a new ensemble film based on an infamous Black List script penned by Andrew Goldberg. As the title suggests, the story takes place over the course of a wedding reception, where strangers meet, mingle and alter each other’s lives. It will be produced by CBS Films, according to THR.

Carr has a couple of comedians he can fall back on if he needs help getting Wedding Day off the ground. Before Blart, the director helmed Daddy Day Care and Dr. Doolittle 2 for Eddie Murphy. Could we see Mall Cop star Kevin James and Murphy meeting at this comedic Wedding? That would help get us a little more excited about the project. CBS Films at least can lean on the knowledge that Carr’s movies have made serious cash. But the rest of us hoping that Wedding Day was shaping up to be a subtle, sophisticated comedy will worry that this will become another easy laugher that panders to the goofy slapstick crowd. I mean, Daddy Day Care and Paul Blart, people! Hide your groins.

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