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Fred Savage to direct the comedy Ladies Night with Charlize Theron

Mar. 22, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Two unlikely choices may make LADIES NIGHT work. First up is the selection of Fred Savage as director and the second is Charlize Theron as star in the BRIDESMAID-esque comedy.

Well, maybe the choices aren't so out there. Fred Savage, forever associated with his role on THE WONDER YEARS and his part in THE PRINCESS BRIDE, has made a quiet shift to directing television series such as PARTY DOWN, MODERN FAMILY, and IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA. While The Hollywood Reporter says Savage is still in talks to take the movie, it seems like it will be happening. The subject matter should be an easy move from sitcom to feature directing.

Here's the story:

Theron will star in and produce Ladies Night, which centers on a woman who, when confronted with her longtime boyfriends inability to commit, decides to have one last night on the town with her girlfriends before uprooting her life and moving to New York.

Theron did a great job in YOUNG ADULT which bridged her dramatic and comedic skills. I have a feeling she would do well in a comedy like this, especially if it brings out a bit of raunch in her.

Extra Tidbit: Savage's big screen directorial debut was DADDY DAY CAMP. He is very sorry.

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9:17PM on 03/24/2013
What's with the negaitivity on Fred Savage? He has been directiing for quite some time now.
What's with the negaitivity on Fred Savage? He has been directiing for quite some time now.
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2:11AM on 03/24/2013
Savage has some great comedy chops. 2 Broke Girls, Happy Endings, Sunny. Yes, please
Savage has some great comedy chops. 2 Broke Girls, Happy Endings, Sunny. Yes, please
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4:04PM on 03/24/2013
2 Broke Girls is one of the worst shows I have ever seen. The only good show you listed is Sunny. The other two shows are terrible.

He's also directed some of episodes of Party Down. I suggest you stop watching shit like 2 Broke Girls and Happy Endings and watch some real quality comedy.
2 Broke Girls is one of the worst shows I have ever seen. The only good show you listed is Sunny. The other two shows are terrible.

He's also directed some of episodes of Party Down. I suggest you stop watching shit like 2 Broke Girls and Happy Endings and watch some real quality comedy.
2:45PM on 03/25/2013
if you want to lecture me about quality, you'd have to get rid of that Green Lantern avatar before i could take you seriously.
if you want to lecture me about quality, you'd have to get rid of that Green Lantern avatar before i could take you seriously.
10:42PM on 03/22/2013
Theron can be funny and Savage is fucking comedy directorial gold. I'm intrigued.
Theron can be funny and Savage is fucking comedy directorial gold. I'm intrigued.
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10:12PM on 03/22/2013
Fred Savage directed some of the best episodes of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'. This gives me faith in the man.
Fred Savage directed some of the best episodes of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'. This gives me faith in the man.
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8:27PM on 03/22/2013
Party Down was such a great gem of a show. I would kill for a movie.
Party Down was such a great gem of a show. I would kill for a movie.
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7:24PM on 03/22/2013

horrible

anything Fred Savage directs, is crap. Anytime I watched Its Always Sunny, if it said "directed by Fred Savage", I knew Id be in for a yawn-fest
anything Fred Savage directs, is crap. Anytime I watched Its Always Sunny, if it said "directed by Fred Savage", I knew Id be in for a yawn-fest
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9:18PM on 03/24/2013
the troll is strong with his one!
the troll is strong with his one!
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5:32PM on 03/22/2013
Charlize, I'm there.
Charlize, I'm there.
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4:58PM on 03/22/2013
I didn't realize how much TV he's been directing lately, but he did some great episodes of It's Always Sunny and Party Down. Hopefully he'll get to do more features that aren't Daddy Day Camp.
I didn't realize how much TV he's been directing lately, but he did some great episodes of It's Always Sunny and Party Down. Hopefully he'll get to do more features that aren't Daddy Day Camp.
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