Rash and Faxon could go on to write and direct this latest project, which will apparently focus on a dysfunctional family. That’s all we know so far, except interestingly it appears that this news comes on the back of a first draft of the script being submitted to the studio, with Variety reporting that Searchlight had actually negotiated this deal with the writers some months ago. That would mean it happened before Sundance, so all the more credit to Rash and Faxon for still getting the big bucks from the studio for “The Way, Way Back.”
With “Ben and Kate” having recently ceased production and “Community” facing an uncertain future under new showrunners, it’s great that the pair are finding such filmmaking success – and success that doesn’t seem undeserved. Rash and Faxon are both hilarious in front of the camera, and when a debut script picks up a little golden man it’s hard to doubt their screenwriting prowess either. We’re looking forward to “The Way, Way Back” hitting theatres later this year. Until then, let’s hope Craig Pelton’s back with a vengeance when “Community” returns to NBC next week.