Paul Rudd has signed to star in My Idiot Brother, a comedy from Anthony Bregman’s Likely Story and Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub’s Big Beach.
Based on a screenplay by Evgenia Peretz and David Schisgall, the film will be directed by Jesse Peretz (with whom Rudd previously worked on The Chateau). Production is slated to begin in July in New York.
Bregman, Saraf and Turtletaub will produce for their respective companies. Caroline Jaczko, Stefanie Azpiazu and Aleen Keshishian will executive produce.
Brillstein Entertainment Partners and UTA negotiated on behalf of Paul Rudd and Jesse Peretz. Rena Ronson at UTA is handling domestic and international sales for the film.