A new comedy — What’s the Point? (And Other Fair Questions About Marriage) — written and to be directed by Lake Bell, has signed up Ed Helms (The Hangover) and has received financing from Cold Iron Pictures and The Film Arcade. It will begin shooting next month in Los Angeles.
The film, in which Bell will also star, is a follow-up to In A World…, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013 and earned Bell the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Bell received several nominations and awards including an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best First Screenplay.
What’s the Point? is being produced by Bell (More Films), Jett Steiger (Ways & Means), Miranda Bailey and Amanda Marshall (Cold Iron Pictures) with executive producers Jason Beck and Andy Bohn (The Film Arcade). The ensemble comedy is about the concept that marriage should be a seven-year contract with an option to renew.
UTA Independent Film Group and Jamie Afifi at Ziffren Brittenham negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers with The Film Arcade, which was represented by attorney Greg S. Bernstein.
Bell is repped by UTA, The Burstein Company and attorneys P.J. Shapiro and Jamie Afifi. Helms is repped by UTA, Principato-Young and attorney Ira Schreck.