I’ve loved David Wain ever since his time on MTV’s, The State. He’s created such gems as: Role Models, Childern’s Hospital, Wanderlust, and of course, Wet Hot American Summer. The film was completely off-the-wall and weird and hilarious and it also had Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler in it; and they’ve come back to star in Wain’s They Came Together.
We have a scene from the film below and it looks like the actors are all just there having a fun time. I can’t wait to see what Wain comes up with, seeing as this movie doesn’t look like he’s taking it serious at all.
You can see the video HERE.
Here’s Wain’s statement on the film:
After having already made world-changing cinematic statements on adolescence (Wet Hot American Summer), religion (The Ten), service (Role Models), and community (Wanderlust), I teamed up with Michael Showalter to take on a topic that (to our knowledge) has yet been seen in the movies: ROMANCE — particularly heterosexual romance between two white people.
Our next idea was to mix this romance story with humor – so you could almost call this a Romantic-Comedy, so to speak.
We first worked with Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd on Wet Hot American Summer. They played summer camp counselors in that movie, so it was obviously hard for us to imagine them playing a shopkeeper and a corporate executive, respectively. But thanks to a team of acting coaches and an award™ winning VFX team, we pulled off the illusion.
They Came Together will be premiering at Sundance Film Festival on January 24th. It was also written by Wain’s longtime partner, Michael Showalter. The film also stars: Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders, Max Greenfield, and Christopher Meloni.