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.
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.