Tim Robinson, Paul Rudd, Kate Mara Team Up for Indie Film ‘Friendship’

Comedy Film ‘Friendship’ Now in the Making

Comedian Tim Robinson, renowned for his sketch series “I Think You Should Leave,” is joining Hollywood A-listers Paul Rudd and Kate Mara in the upcoming indie comedy, “Friendship.” The film marks the directorial debut of Andrew DeYoung, celebrated for his contributions to television series such as “Our Flag Means Death” and “Pen15.”

J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules to Produce

The masterminds behind the horror hit “Barbarian,” J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules, are at the helm of production for “Friendship.” Production work is underway, with Fifth Season, formerly known as Endeavor Content, as the financier, distributor, and production outfit behind it. They recently produced films like “Flora and Son” and “80 for Brady.”

The Plot of ‘Friendship’

DeYoung’s screenplay for “Friendship” centers on a subdued man named Craig whose life consists of Subway sandwiches, Marvel movies, a job he loves, and a blissful home life. The convenient equilibrium of Craig’s life experiences a shake-up with the arrival of a charismatic weatherman, played by Rudd. Through this character’s mysterious, yet amiable traits, Craig’s life takes a turn. However, Craig’s childlike obsession threatens to jeopardize the newfound friendship and possibly everything else in his life.

Tracy Rosenblum as Executive Producer

Tracy Rosenblum is on board as the executive producer for the project.

Sales for ‘Friendship’

WME Independent, UTA, and Fifth Season are jointly handling domestic sales for the comedy.

About Director Andrew DeYoung

DeYoung has a successful stint on television with an Emmy under his belt for writing the comedy special “Would It Kill You to Laugh,” which he also directed and executive produced. His notable directorial works include episodes of Hulu’s series “Shrill,” FX’s “Dave,” and Netflix’s upcoming series “The Decameron,” to name a few.

Tim Robinson, Paul Rudd, and Kate Mara in Key Roles

Tim Robinson, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and player, gained prominence with his Netflix sketch comedy series “I Think You Should Leave.” Meanwhile, Rudd is lined up to star in Sony’s “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” after his recent appearance in Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.” Kate Mara, known for her role in the FX crime series “Class of ’09,” will also be seen in the film.

Wrapping Up

“Friendship” is undoubtedly an intriguing project that brings together some of the best talents in the industry. While we await more details, go explore a world of film and entertainment on HitPlay.

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