Posted on Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 by Devindra Hardawar
Now this seems like a winning combination. Zach Galifianakis has been riding a rocket of success following his scene-stealing performance in The Hangover, and Amy Adams is simply always fun to see on screen. The two are currently in talks for the next film by John Carney, director of Once, which was among my favorite films of its year. The project is a dramedy entitled Town House which has been brewing since before the writer’s strike in 2007.
According to Variety, the film is based on the Tish Cohen novel of the same name. The plot revolves around an agoraphobic man who lives in an inherited town house with his teenage son. He’s forced to reassess his life after royalties from his rock star father start to dry up, and ends up befriending a call girl.
The film was adapted by Carney and Quills writer Doug Wright. We haven’t heard much from Carney after his excellent work with Once, and I’m glad to hear that he’s taking on new projects. Apparently he also remade a short film of his into a feature this year (Zonad), but I can’t find much word about it online. I’m hoping that film gets a proper release date soon, because Fox isn’t aiming to shoot Town House until summer 2010.
This project sounds like good news all around. Galifianakis gets a coveted starring role, Adams will have a meaty part as the call girl (assuming that’s what she actually gets cast for), and Carney will have a bigger budget film with semi-bankable stars under his belt. The man floored me with Once, and I just hope that he gets to keep making movies for a long time.
We’ll keep you updated on this film as we learn more—it’s sure to be one worth following.