Wilson, Galifianakis, Poehler set for Mad Men creator’s film debut

Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis are set to star in Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s feature film debut, You Are Here.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Poehler is also in talks to star. Every element so far mentioned has us incredibly excited.

Deadline shares the plot synopsis:

“A local weatherman and freewheeling bachelor (Wilson) and bi-polar man-child Ben (Galifianakis) are childhood best friends who embark on a road trip home after Ben discovers his estranged father has passed away. Once there, Ben learns his eccentric father had big plans for him and he’s inherited a whole lot more than his father’s money. As Ben struggles with his new responsibilities, his friendship with Steve is tested by the complications of his inheritance, his sister’s (Poehler) ambition, and Steve’s desire to be with his father’s beautiful young widow.”

Weiner said this of the project in a release:

“This movie has been my passion for eight years and to see it come together with Owen and Zach and Amy is a dream come true. I can’t wait to get started because the movie is about everything I care about and I’m tired of reading it out loud to my friends.”

The project was originally set to star Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Aniston. When Weiner’s schedule changed, the cast were released, and Jack BlackMatt Dillon and Renee Zellweger were brought on board.

Here’s hoping the latest – and best – trio will remain.

Weiner will shoot the film in between seasons five and six of his hit AMC TV show.

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