Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan are set to a play a married couple in “An Ideal Home” directed by Andrew Fleming. According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Coogan and Rudd play a bickering couple whose lives are thrown off-balance when the grandson of Coogan’s character shows up at their place with nowhere else to go.
Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan are both known for their comic flair. Rudd had appeared as Mike Hannigan in the “Friends” TV series. He also appeared in “Clueless,” and “Anchorman” beside other famous comic actors like Will Ferrell and Steve Carell, as well as “I Love You Man” beside Jason Segel. He recently co-wrote and starred in Marvel Studio’s “Ant-Man,” will reprise his role in “Captain America: Civil War” which will open May this year and “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which is expected in 2018. Rudd has previously played a gay man in “The Object of My Affection.”
Coogan, who is best known for playing the hilarious Alan Partridge in various TV series and movies, has also appeared in all three “Night at the Museum” movies as a miniature Roman General named Octavius whose brave one-liners and furious battle stances are constantly juxtaposed with the much larger-sized characters and events for comedic effect. He recently received an Oscar nomination for co-writing “Philomena.”
“Comedy stalwarts Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan are reuniting on the big screen as a squabbling married couple in Andrew Fleming’s endearing and hilarious script about modern family, and we are delighted to present this charming film to buyers at EFM,” said Fortitude’s Nadine De Barros as quoted by THR. The two actors have previously worked together on 2011’s “Our Idiot Brother” where Steve Coogan starred as the brother-in-law to Paul Rudd’s hopeless idealist Ned who wreaks havoc in the lives of his three sisters.
“An Ideal Home” director Andrew Fleming previously directed Steve Coogan in the underappreciated “Hamlet 2.”
Hopefully this film will be more well received as Screenrant rightly points out that both Rudd and Coogan have proven themselves in comedy as well as drama and should lend the perfect weight to Fleming’s film which is being described as a dramedy.