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Rashida Jones & Andy Samberg Set For Dramedy ‘Celeste And Jesse Forever’

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Mar 23, 2011 | 8:31am EDT

Rashida JonesBrilliant! Sorry, I answered the question before I even had a chance to ask it, that’s how excited I am. What would you call a dramedy that stars Rashida Jones (who also wrote it) and Andy Samberg and will be directed by the guy that did The Vicious Kind? Again, brilliant!

However, it's really called Celeste and Jesse Forever, and Jones wrote it with Will McCormick. It follows Jones and Samberg as they undergo a divorce while trying to remain friends. Now if that isn’t a recipe for comedy, I don’t know what is. The really, really, really interesting part of this is that Jones has written a very dynamic female character for this script and that alone makes me pumped for the movie. In her own words:

“It’s hard to find female leads that are flawed and interesting and dynamic. We wanted to write something that was in the vein of Judd Apatow — you talk like you actually talk with your friends — but with ladies. I want to do that and not just be someone’s girlfriend or wife. I want to be the one to go on the journey.”

YES.

So what about Samberg? He hasn’t done serious roles since, well, ever but that doesn’t mean he isn’t capable. I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt on this one. Don’t let me down Rusty.

Source: Collider

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