Paul Rudd, Paul Giamatti and Sally Hawkins to star in comedy

HanWay has boarded international sales on Junebug director Phil Morrison’s new comedy Lucky Dog, which will star Paul Giamatti, Paul Rudd and Sally Hawkins. UTA reps US rights.

Melissa James Gibson scripts the comedy about two con men who team up with a Russian accomplice (Hawkins) on a foolhardy get-rich-quick scheme. The shoot begins next month in New York.

Dan Carey and Elizabeth Giamatti produce through their Touchy Feely Films banner. Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Greene Street Films and HanWay finance. Sidney Kimmel and John Penotti also produce, with Michael Hogan and Jim Tauber executive producing.

Morrison’s debut Junebug earned Amy Adams an Academy Award Nomination while Giamatti next appears in Rock of Ages and Rudd can next be seen in David Wain’s Wanderlust opposite Jennifer Aniston.