'The Office,' 'SNL' Stars Join Sam Mendes Comedy
John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph and Cheryl Hines will star in Focus film
According to Variety, John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph will take the lead roles in the film, while Cheryl Hines has booked a supporting role.
The Mendes-directed film is based on a script written by Dave Eggers with wife Vendela Vida and it focuses on an expectant couple (Krasinski and Rudolph) traveling the country looking for the perfect place to start their family.
Production on the film is expected to begin in April in Connecticut.
Kraskinski recently made his directing debut adapting Eggers' sometime-literary cohort David Foster Wallace's "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men." He'll next be seen on the big screen in the George Clooney-directed sports comedy "Leatherheads," while his NBC comedy "The Office" will return with new episodes later this spring.
Rudolph recently parted ways with "Saturday Night Live" after a long tenure as one of the show's most versatile performers. Her film credits include "A Prairie Home Companion" and "Idiocracy."
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" co-star Hines' last feature role was "Waitress," directed by the late Adrienne Shelly. She then made her feature directing debut with "Serious Midnight," based on a script by Shelly.