Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan to Play a Charming Married Couple in ‘An Ideal Home’
In what could be one of the most charming on-screen couplings in recent memory, Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan are teaming up with Coogan’s Hamlet 2 director Andrew Fleming for a new comedy in which they will play a married couple. An Ideal Home will feature the two funny men as a very funny, troubled couple — the cuteness of which should be enough to keep Tumblr running for decades to come.
THR reports that Our Idiot Brother stars Coogan and Rudd will reunite for An Ideal Home, the new film written and directed by Andrew Fleming, best known for helming Hamlet 2, Nancy Drew and The Craft. Fleming has mostly worked in television as of late, directing episodes of Red Oaks for Amazon and Difficult People for Hulu.
An Ideal Home stars Coogan as a celebrity with Rudd as his uncertain life partner and “sidekick.” The troubled pair consistently squabble until a young man arrives at their home, claiming to be the grandson that Coogan’s character never knew existed. When the couple decide to let him stay, things get even more complicated.
Rudd will soon reprise his Ant-Man role as Scott Lang in Captain America: Civil War, with the Ant-Man sequel in development for a 2018 release. He also appears in Duncan Jones’ upcoming sci-fi film Mute. Coogan appeared in the short-lived Showtime series Happyish, and appears next opposite Richard Gere in The Dinner. He also lends his voice to the upcoming animated film The Secret Life of Pets.