Max Greenfield has impressed a great amount of people with his portrayal of the often scene-stealing and hilarious Schmidt on FOX’s new hit comedy New Girl. More so, the actor could even earn an Emmy nod or win for his performance later this year, which would certainly confirm his place on the map. Now after making plenty of waves, it seems he’s ready to crack some jokes on the big screen alongside two even bigger stars.
Deadline reports that Greenfield has officially been cast in David Wain’s upcoming film They Came Together, starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler. Greenfield will actually play the lazy younger brother of Rudd’s character of Joel. The script comes from Wain and producer Michael Showalter, and was written after the duo’s cult smash Wet Hot American Summer.
The story is described as ”When Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler) meet, it’s hate at first sight; his big corporation is the one that threatens to shut down her quirky knick-knack story. The story, which follows their predictably on-again/off-again relationship, features rom-com staples such as the jealous ex-girlfriend, the office jerk, scary in-laws, a boring dentist, a wise dog and beautiful shots of New York City in autumn.”
The film will be shot in New York City starting this July, with Lionsgate producing and distributing in a small-budget capacity. This will also mark Poehler’s first live-action film appearance since her lead role in Tina Fey’s Baby Mama. The movie could come together for a possible release next Valentine’s Day, but there is no set debut for the feature yet.