Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are moving forward with an adaptation of the hit off-Broadway play Bachelorette, which features “Party Down” alums Adam Scott and Lizzy Caplan, as well as Casey Wilson and Kirsten Dunst. The film will be produced under Ferrell and McKay’s Gary Sanchez production studio.
The film actually has a painfully generic premise: Three best friends are invited to serve at bridesmaids for a girl they taunted in high school. A laundry list of characters from their high school days appear at the wedding, presumably with hilarious results. The $3 million budget sounds promising as well, as both Scott and Caplan have proven they can shine in the indie (read: low budget) paradigm.
Leslye Headland, a former assistant to the Weinsteins and writer for FX’s short-lived “Terriers” will be writing and directing the film. Some aspects of this story cause me to scream from my desk in joy (Ferrell, Scott, Caplan), some make me skeptical (plot and writer/director), and some just make me gassy and dizzy (Dunst). (THR)