Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: First Trailer For Gillian Flynn's 'Dark Places' Starring Charlize Theron, Chloë Moretz, And Nicholas Hoult Watch: First Trailer For Gillian Flynn's 'Dark Places' Starring Charlize Theron, Chloë Moretz, And Nicholas Hoult Review: Neill Blomkamp's 'Chappie,' Starring Die Antwoord, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver And Hugh Jackman Review: Neill Blomkamp's 'Chappie,' Starring Die Antwoord, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver And Hugh Jackman 'Chappie' Actor Admits There Was "Tension" On Set With Die Antwoord's Ninja; Check Out Two New Featurettes 'Chappie' Actor Admits There Was "Tension" On Set With Die Antwoord's Ninja; Check Out Two New Featurettes Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2016 Best Actor Contenders Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2016 Best Actor Contenders 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Line-Up Announced: James Franco’s ‘Adderall Diaries,’ Olivia Wilde In ‘Meadowland’ & More 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Line-Up Announced: James Franco’s ‘Adderall Diaries,’ Olivia Wilde In ‘Meadowland’ & More First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt As Edward Snowden In Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt As Edward Snowden In Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' Drew Goddard To Write And Direct Sony & Marvel's 'The Spectacular Spider-Man'; 'Sinister Six' Scrapped Drew Goddard To Write And Direct Sony & Marvel's 'The Spectacular Spider-Man'; 'Sinister Six' Scrapped Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2016 Best Picture Contenders Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2016 Best Picture Contenders Watch: Original Short Film Version Of 'Whiplash' Starring Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons Watch: Original Short Film Version Of 'Whiplash' Starring Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons Watch: Nifty Video Examines David Fincher’s Subtle Repetition Of Framing And Blocking In 'Gone Girl' Watch: Nifty Video Examines David Fincher’s Subtle Repetition Of Framing And Blocking In 'Gone Girl' Sigourney Weaver Says She'll Be Playing A New Character In The 'Avatar' Sequels Sigourney Weaver Says She'll Be Playing A New Character In The 'Avatar' Sequels Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt’s Untitled Montana Drama With Michelle Williams & More Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt’s Untitled Montana Drama With Michelle Williams & More 'Prisoners' & 'Enemy' Director Denis Villeneuve To Helm 'Blade Runner' Sequel, Harrison Ford Confirmed To Return 'Prisoners' & 'Enemy' Director Denis Villeneuve To Helm 'Blade Runner' Sequel, Harrison Ford Confirmed To Return The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far "I F*cked It Up": Neill Blomkamp Says He Wants To Go Back To 'Elysium' And "Do It Correctly" "I F*cked It Up": Neill Blomkamp Says He Wants To Go Back To 'Elysium' And "Do It Correctly" The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

First Look: Megan Fox & Adam Scott Shooting Jennifer Westfeldt's 'Friends With Kids'

The Playlist By Simon Dang | The Playlist December 8, 2010 at 5:31AM

Jennifer Westfeldt not only has the ability to boast that she's the envy of women worldwide partner of "Mad Man" star Jon Hamm but she's also added the title of Director to her resumé as she helms the currently in-production romantic drama, "Friends With Kids." The film will star the real-life couple along with Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott and, in her first post-'Transformers'-controversy role, Megan Fox. Some new set photos have arrived unveiling our first look at the New York production.
0


Jennifer Westfeldt not only has the ability to boast that she's the envy of women worldwide partner of "Mad Man" star Jon Hamm but she's also added the title of Director to her resumé as she helms the currently in-production romantic drama, "Friends With Kids." The film will star the real-life couple along with Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott and, in her first post-'Transformers'-controversy role, Megan Fox. Some new set photos have arrived unveiling our first look at the New York production.

The script was also written by Westfeldt herself, her third after "Kissing Jessica Stein" and "Ira & Abby," and centers on "a pair of thirty-something best friends who observe the toll that having kids has taken on the couples they know and resolve to bypass that stress by having a child and then dating other people" with Scott and Westfeldt playing the lead couple, Hamm and Wiig as another couple, and Fox as a girl Scott begins to date. Of course, it's the acting talent involved that piques our interest in the project.

No word yet on any kind of supporting cast or whether any of the thespians who originally read in an early script preview -- Rebecca Creskoff, Rosemarie Dewitt and Noah Emmerich -- also moved onto the feature production. We think not as they presumably read for the lead roles at the time, which have now been filled by the cast already in place. At one stage, Westfeldt was also looking at casting Anne Hathaway, presumably for the role filled by Fox.

Apparently, the film is already set for an April theatrical release which seems like an extremely fast turnaround, especially for a directorial debut, though it may be possible with both Mike Nichols and Jake Kasdan exec producing and mentoring Westfeldt. [Facebook via CS]

This article is related to: Films, Actors, Actresses, Friends With Kids, Jon Hamm, Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Jennifer Westfeldt, Megan Fox


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


Check out Indiewire on LockerDome on LockerDome

E-Mail Updates