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In the Works: Rob Pearlstein's Bromantic Comedy 'Someone Marry Barry' Begins Production, Damon Wayans Jr. Stars

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 24, 2012 at 2:41PM

Rob Pearlstein's guy-buddy comedy "Someone Marry Barry" has begun principal production, with Damon Wayans Jr., Tyler Labine and Lucy Punch heading up the cast.
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Damon Wayons, Jr.
Damon Wayons, Jr.

Rob Pearlstein's guy-buddy comedy "Someone Marry Barry" has begun principal production, with Damon Wayans Jr., Tyler Labine and Lucy Punch heading up the cast.

The film follows a trio of male friends who conspire to boot the socially inappropriate Barry (Labine) out of their extended buddy circle by marrying him off. But when Barry does find true love, his bride-to-be is as much of a weirdo as he is, and suddenly there are two "Barrys" to contend with.

Ed Helms of "The Office" and "Hangover" fame and Lauren Miller (co-writer and star of upcoming sex comedy "For a Good Time, Call") also have supporting roles.

Pearlstein received an Oscar nomination for his live-action short film "Our Time Is Up," and describes this new project as "a love story between the friends," and that "the funniest, most outrageous characters are often relegated to the role of sidekick... We’re bringing those characters front and center and giving them their own love story."

Josephson Entertainment’s Barry Josephson, along with Marisa Polvino and Kate Cohen of Straight Up Films, are producing.

This article is related to: In The Works, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Pearlstein


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.