Olivia Thirlby to Join Josh Gad & Kevin Hart in Untitled Miramax Comedy
According to The Wrap, Olivia Thirlby has boarded Miramax and Screen Gems' upcoming untitled comedy starring Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, and Kaley Cuoco.
In the film, Jimmy (Hart) provides best man services for socially challenged guys, who - for whatever reason - have no one close enough to agree to stand by them on The Day of their wedding. Doug (Gad) a groom-to-be, has found himself in just such a situation, but, to make matters worse, he fabricates the names of not only a best man but nine groomsmen as well. When all else fails, Doug seeks out Jimmy's services to carry out a charade designed to make Doug look his best, but threatens to destroy everything if it fails.
Thirlby will play Cuoco's sister who falls for Hart's character.
Jeremy Garelick co-wrote the script with Jay Lavender, and is also is set to direct.
Miramax's Adam Fields and Will Packer are producing the film. Screen Gems' President, Clint Culpepper, will oversee the project on behalf of Screen Gems.
Hart will next be seen in his concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain being released in July. In addition to starring in Screen Gems' Think Like a Man, Hart will also be seen in Screen Gems' upcoming projects About Last Night and Think Like a Man Too.
Garelick and Lavender previously wrote the screenplay for The Comedy The Break-Up starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston. Garelick's writing credits also include script contributions to The Hangover, and he will also direct the upcoming project Sick Day which is currently in development.
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