Segel and Helms to star in Jeff Who Lives At Home

Jason Segel and Ed Helms will star in Jeff Who Lives At Home, a new stoner comedy for mumblecore writer/directors Jay and Mark Duplass.

The film, produced by Jason Reitman‘s Right of Way Films and John Malkovich‘s production company Mr. Mudd, has been described as a “Sword in the Stone” style quest.

Of course, being a stoner comedy, the quest is for some wood glue, as opposed to anything of any real value.

Segel will play the eponymous slacker, still living at home with his (as yet uncast) mother. Helms will play Jeff’s overbearing brother. Shooting is expected to begin in Louisiana next month.

Check out the full report over at Slashfilm for more details.

We’ve been waiting for more than two years for the Duplass Brothers’ Baghead to arrive on DVD in Australia. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait as long for their latest film Cyrus. The Jonah Hill/John C. Reilly tragicomedy played at Sundance earlier this year to rapturous reviews.

In the meantime, you can check out their feature film The Puffy Chair, considered one of the defining films of the mumblecore movement*.

*Mumblecore was never a movement. I just like the alliteration.

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