It seems the Duplass Brothers have set their sites on a group that takes themselves a little too seriously: online bloggers. The Cyrus writers and directors are shopping around a script called Pitchfork about the mother of a dead musician who seeks out to find a critic who was harsh on her son, only to find the critic is just a teenager. And if you happen to think said critic works at Pitchfork because where else would you find the most pretentious criticism possible (here’s my favorite example*), then you would be correct (it also helps that it’s the title). They’re courting Susan Sarandon to play the mother and Cyrus’ breakout star Jonah Hill for the blogger. Needless to say, I’m excited to see what the mumblecore auteurs have to say about the demographic that deemed them mumblecore and auteur in the first place. It’s going to be amazing.
And if you can’t wait that long, later this year the duo’s Jeff Who Lives at Home hits theaters. It stars Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer, and Susan Sarandon (again) and I can’t believe I’m just now finding out about it. Segel plays Jeff, who is sent out on a stupid errand by his mother (Sarandon) and finds the universe may be sending him signs about his fate. It’s supposed to be a little more dramatic with a few comedic moments dispersed but I’m still really shocked no one really mentioned this before. I mean, we’ve got the Duplass brothers teaming with Segel, Helms, and Sarandon. How could it not be great?
*The most pretentious of the pretension: “The experience and emotions tied to listening to Kid A are like witnessing the stillborn birth of a child while simultaneously having the opportunity to see her play in the afterlife on Imax.”
Source: LA Times