Posted on Friday, December 6th, 2013 by Angie Han
While some actors seem to be forever pigeonholed into one genre or another, Amanda Seyfried has proven over the course of her decade-plus career that she can do them all: soap opera, teen comedy, modern noir, supernatural horror, sci-fi, thriller, romantic drama, musical, animated children’s feature, even a Western. So she seems as well equipped as anyone to try and breathe life into a genre that doesn’t get much love in Hollywood these days.
Seyfried has just boarded He’s Fuckin’ Perfect, a romcom being produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and directed by Funny or Die alum Jake Szymanski. If the title rings a bell, that may be because we first reported on it two years ago when Emma Stone was linked to the role. Plot details and more after the jump.
He’s Fuckin’ Perfect (which will definitely undergo a title change between now and the release, probably for the worse) centers on a jaded woman who regularly does Internet research to help her friends rule out the losers among their suitors. But, as formula dictates, her world is flipped when she comes across a seemingly ideal man. She gets her gal pal to dump him so that she can claim him for herself, and then uses her social media savvy to turn herself into his perfect match. (As in that Justin Long film A Case of You, but hopefully, um, better.)
The script comes from McKay’s former assistant Lauryn Kahn. It earned her a spot on the 2011 Black List and a $1 million deal with Fox 2000, and attracted the attention of Stone. But the actress eventually moved on, and not much progress was made after that. Universal took over the project earlier this year.
Seyfried’s upcoming slate is quite varied, as usual. She has already wrapped Seth MacFarlane’s comedy Western A Million Ways to Die in the West and is now shooting While We’re Young with Noah Baumbach. After that, she’ll move on to Z for Zachariah, a sci-fi adaptation by Craig Zobel, and Three Little Words, a drama by James Mangold. There’s no word yet on when He’s Fuckin’ Perfect will start shooting.