EXCLUSIVE: In a package that’s sure to heat up the marketplace right before the holiday weekend, sources tell Deadline that Logan Lerman and Phoebe Dynevor are attached to star in the romcom The Threesome for director Chad Hartigan. Ethan Ogilby penned the script, with King Richard production company Star Thrower producing.
Described as a high-concept, character-driven comedy in the vein of Knocked Up, the film explores the aftermath of one impulsive, seemingly innocuous decision. When a young man’s perennial crush leads him into an unexpected threesome, he thinks it’s his ultimate fantasy come true. But when the fantasy ends, all three are left with sobering real-world consequences, forcing them to take responsibility for their actions — even if it means compromising the lives they’ve always envisioned.
The package went out on the marketplace this week and already has drawn interest from a handful of suitors.
Lerman is coming off the Prime Video series Hunters, which is in production on its second season. He also is set to appear in the Sony action pic Bullet Train, opposite Brad Pitt and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. He is repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment.
Best known for her breakout role in Bridgerton, Dynevor most recently starred in the Sky Cinema pic The Colour Room and in a cameo appearance on Ten Percent. On the film side, she recently finished production on MRC Film’s Fair Play. She also is set to star in and exec produce the in-the-works Amazon limited series Exciting Times. She is repped by Gersh, Luber Roklin and United Agents.
Hartigan most recently directed Little Fish, a high-concept sci-fi love story starring Olivia Cooke and Jack O’Connell. It was selected to premiere at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival in the U.S. Narrative Competition before the festival was canceled. He also directed Morris from America. Hartigan is repped by CAA and Mosaic.