EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Allison Janney, Schitt’s Creek Emmy winner Annie Murphy and Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner Ben Platt are circling The People We Hate at the Wedding. Emmy winner Claire Scanlon (Set It Up) is directing an adaptation of the Grant Ginder novel that is a character-driven wedding comedy that aspires to be a next-generation Four Weddings and a Funeral.
UTA Independent Film Group is introducing it today at the virtual European Film Market.
FilmNation is producing.
In the script by Bob’s Burgers’ Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin & Wendy Molyneux, the comedy focuses on a dysfunctional family that can’t seem to get along and get it together reluctantly reunites for a family wedding. As their many skeletons are wrenched from the closet, it turns out to be just what this singular family needs to reconnect.
Janney is repped by Gersh and Thruline; Murphy by Gersh, Mosaic and Gary Goddard Agency; Platt by CAA and One Entertainment; Scanlon is UTA and 3 Arts; Molyneux-Logelin & Molyneux are WME and Kaplan/Perrone.