Wet Hot American Romance: Amy Poehler & Paul Rudd Star in David Wain’s Rom-Com Parody

ALTIt looks like two of Camp Firewood’s best (?) counselors have been getting back together before the designated reunion time. (“I have something at 11:00, and I can’t change it, because I already moved it twice.”) Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, who are currently going head-to-head for the City Council seat on Parks and Recreation, will re-team with Wet Hot American Summer collaborators David Wain and Michael Showalter for a romantic comedy spoof called They Came Together.

Variety reports that the comedy darlings will work together once again for Wain and Showalter’s long-in-the-works project. The movie will reportedly take potshots at at rom-coms in the vein of You’ve Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, and the like with Rudd and Poehler starring as a mismatched pair (he’s a corporate bigwig, she owns a quaint knick-knack shop he’s threatening to close) whose initial hate predictably grows to love. The flick will feature rom-com staples such as “the jealous ex-girlfriend, the office jerk, scary in-laws, a boring dentist, a wise dog and beautiful shots of New York City in autumn.” (But what about the token minority friend?!)

Given Rudd and Poehler’s on-screen chemistry and Wain and Showalter’s uncanny ability to spoof genre comedies, They Came Together should prove to be an awesome way to get away from camp. Even if only for an hour (or two.)

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Staff editor Aly Semigran is a New York City native who grew up in Philadelphia and spent the better part of her youth trying to figure out what the Philly Phanatic was (an anteater?), quoting 'The Simpsons,' and learning all about movies from her dad. After graduating from Temple University, where she studied journalism, she moved back to NYC and began her career as a freelance entertainment journalist. Her work has been published in Entertainment Weekly, Maxim, Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia City Paper, MTV.com, and iVillage.com. She is thrilled to be a part of the Hollywood.com team and she is still quoting 'The Simpsons.' ('I'm Idaho!')