Matt Weiner wrote and will make his feature directing debut on Gilbert Films’ You Are Here, a road-trip movie starring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis that begins shooting in May in North Carolina. Amy Poehler is in negotiations to co-star. Weiner, who has directed several episodes of his Emmy-winning Mad Men, will fit this in between seasons of the AMC drama, which returned Sunday after a long absence to record ratings for its Season 5 premiere. “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,” Weiner said in a release announcing the film. “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.” In You Are Here, 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 ambition, and Steve’s desire to be with his father’s beautiful young widow. Poehler will play the sister. Gary Gilbert, Scott Hornbacher, and Jordan Horowitz are producing. Lionsgate is handling international sales.
'Mad Men's Matt Weiner To Helm First Feature 'You Are Here'; Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis & Amy Poehler To Star
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