Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner heading to the big screen

Matthew Weiner arguably has created one of the best current television shows with AMC’s Mad Men. Winning many awards, the show draws consistently high viewership. Now, Weiner will attempt to bring some of that success to the big screen with his feature debut.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weiner is beginning work on his film You Are Here. Already signed on are Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis, while Amy Poehler is in talks to star as well. The film is a dramedy about “a weatherman who is dependent on a best friend for his good times. When the friend inherits a business and some land from his father, the weatherman is forced to get his own life in order.”

Weiner wrote the script a while ago, and while comedy seems an odd fit for him, there is precedent, as he worked on Becker and Andy Richter Controls the Universe.

Weiner hopes to get things started on this project in April or May.

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 12:48 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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