“Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner has been wanting to make a feature film called You Are Here for a long time, and many incarnations of the project have seen people like Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Matt Dillon, and Renee Zellweger come and go over the years. But now it appears the showrunner is finally going to step into the film world, because he’s got comedy superstars Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis signed on to star in the movie. Hit the jump for plot details and more.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, You Are Here “centers on a weatherman who is dependent on a best friend for his good times. When the friend inherits a business and some land from his father, the weatherman is forced to get his own life in order.” Sounds way more lighthearted than his Mad Men work, which, if nothing else, will provide an interesting opportunity to view Weiner’s range as a director in the wake of the show’s massive success. Amy Poehler is also in talks to take a supporting role here, so I’m looking forward to seeing three comedians with such different styles working together with a director known for his serious dramas.