Since leaving Law & Order: SVU, Christopher Meloni has been one busy guy. He's already stirring up trouble on True Blood and now comes word that the actor will join the Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler romantic-comedy spoof, They Came Together, according to The Hollywood Reporter .
The project is turning out to be a big Wet Hot American Summer reunion with director David Wain and co-writer Michael Showalter bringing in Rudd, Poehler and now Meloni.
Rudd and Poehler star as a mismatched pair (he's a corporate honcho; she owns a knick-knack shop and their initial hatred towards each other grows into romance). With funny-people like Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders and The New Girl's Max Greenfield already signed on, it's certainly building buzz as one to watch.
But the big question is: Will Wet Hot co-star Bradley Cooper have a cameo?
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"You know what the problem is with director David Wain's and writer Michael Showalter's new romantic comedy parody They Came Together, starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd?" said somebody. "It's just not awesome enough." As drunk as that person must have been, he (or she) apparently had some influence: Max Greenfield is joining the cast!
Greenfield currently plays New Girl's Schmidt (who everyone at Hollywood.com just realized does not seem to have a first name), the Fox comedy's strongest purveyor of laughs... unless Jake Johnson is kicking a flower, or Zooey Deschanel is trying to do pretty much anything — okay, everyone on that show is just plain awesome.
They Came Together will be Greenfield's first feature film role since earning notoriety on the surprise hit that is New Girl, and only his third big screen part to date. He was previously cast in the 2004 drama Cross Bronx, and the 2005 comedy When Do We Eat. Thus, They Came Together might also have the distinction of his first big screen role that anyone will actually see.
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Greenfield will play Rudd's brother, who's branded as a listless slacker — it's a sharp contrast to the highest-maintenance-possible Schmidt. But there is no doubt that the comically proficient performer will handle the role like a pro. You can bet your driving moccasins on it.
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