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Mad Men's Matthew Weiner gets a cast and plot for his film debut, You Are Here

10.25.2010

Mad Men is many people's favorite show on the air right now, because of its effortless style, charming dialogue, and gorgeous cast. You would think that creator Matthew Weiner would bring a similar level of class to his first feature film, but when your topliner is Jack Black, that may be an uphill battle.

YOU ARE HERE now has a cast in the form of Black, Matt Dillon and Renee Zellweger. The plot? Pajiba reports:

It’s about two roommates in their 30s, preoccupied with dodging the responsibilities and rigors of adult life. That is, until the sudden death of one of the men’s fathers, which makes his unstable son the new owner of a general store, a country home and millions of dollars worth of Amish farmland.

Black will play the slacker heir, Dillon his douchebag weatherman roommate, and Zellweger his jealous sister. Rachel McAdams in talks to play the love interest who both roommates fall for.

This sounded like a mildly better idea when Bradley Cooper, Zack Galifianakis and Jennifer Aniston were attached last year, but that seems like a bit HANGOVER-ish dynamic. You can say Oscar winner Zellweger is a better get than Aniston, but I have my doubts she's a bigger box office draw.

But all this aside, it sounds like the plot of an Adam Sandler movie to me, and I can't picture why Weiner is behind it. I'll wait for a trailer before I pass any more judgment, but it is rather odd to the least.

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Source: Pajiba

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12:48AM on 10/27/2010
Mad Men, Friday Night Lights, Louie
Mad Men, Friday Night Lights, Louie
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6:45AM on 10/26/2010

Sounds like an old plot...

...a dash of Tommy Boy, a touch of School of Rock, even a little Harold and Kumar.

Anyway, best shows, in order: Mad Men, 30 Rock, Daily Show
...a dash of Tommy Boy, a touch of School of Rock, even a little Harold and Kumar.

Anyway, best shows, in order: Mad Men, 30 Rock, Daily Show
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10:19PM on 10/25/2010

The League

The League. Mad Men. The Office. Always Sunny.
More people need to watch the League
The League. Mad Men. The Office. Always Sunny.
More people need to watch the League
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10:11PM on 10/25/2010

The League

The League. Mad Men. The Office. Always Sunny.
More people need to watch the League
The League. Mad Men. The Office. Always Sunny.
More people need to watch the League
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6:07PM on 10/25/2010
Boardwalk Empire, 30 Rock, Community. My biggest dilemma is whether I will be watching the Daily Show or Conan's new show at 11pm when it starts.
Boardwalk Empire, 30 Rock, Community. My biggest dilemma is whether I will be watching the Daily Show or Conan's new show at 11pm when it starts.
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5:52PM on 10/25/2010
I like Mad Men, but this sounds bad. Especially with Zellweger in it.
I like Mad Men, but this sounds bad. Especially with Zellweger in it.
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5:13PM on 10/25/2010
EXTRA TIDBIT: (In this order) Sons of Anarchy, Dexter, Terriers, Supernatural, Chuck
EXTRA TIDBIT: (In this order) Sons of Anarchy, Dexter, Terriers, Supernatural, Chuck
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4:24PM on 10/25/2010

Extra Tidbit: Eastbound & Down

Boardwalk Empire is really starting to grow on me too, especially after last nights episode. I've always been intrigued by Michael Shannon & Michael Pitt, and it's great seeing them in something new on a weekly basis. Plus seeing Gretchen Mol repeatedly naked is fucking awesome.
Boardwalk Empire is really starting to grow on me too, especially after last nights episode. I've always been intrigued by Michael Shannon & Michael Pitt, and it's great seeing them in something new on a weekly basis. Plus seeing Gretchen Mol repeatedly naked is fucking awesome.
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4:19PM on 10/25/2010

It's been done..

Jack Blacks done this with School of Rock. Slacker avoids responsibilities, enlightening experience, learns life lesson.

Bored to Death is one of the best shows right now and slowly becoming a classic in my eyes, and of course Eastbound and Down is fantastic.
Jack Blacks done this with School of Rock. Slacker avoids responsibilities, enlightening experience, learns life lesson.

Bored to Death is one of the best shows right now and slowly becoming a classic in my eyes, and of course Eastbound and Down is fantastic.
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4:29PM on 10/25/2010
Ahh, forgot about Bored To Death! I love everyone involved. I really hope Ajay Naidu becomes a regular, or at least sticks around for a while.
Ahh, forgot about Bored To Death! I love everyone involved. I really hope Ajay Naidu becomes a regular, or at least sticks around for a while.
3:13PM on 10/25/2010
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Mad Men, Dexter or Eastbound and Down. Take your pick. I've been watching Boardwalk Empire, but so far it's more Boredwalk Empire - hope it gets better as it goes along.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Mad Men, Dexter or Eastbound and Down. Take your pick. I've been watching Boardwalk Empire, but so far it's more Boredwalk Empire - hope it gets better as it goes along.
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3:10PM on 10/25/2010
Movie sounds great and love the cast. Matthew Weiner is brilliant for the work he does for Mad Men. I'll be anticipating this one with much excitement.

As for favorite show on television right now it is a tie between Supernatural, Sons of Anarchy, Terriers, and Smallville.
Movie sounds great and love the cast. Matthew Weiner is brilliant for the work he does for Mad Men. I'll be anticipating this one with much excitement.

As for favorite show on television right now it is a tie between Supernatural, Sons of Anarchy, Terriers, and Smallville.
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2:53PM on 10/25/2010
modern family, eastbound and down.
modern family, eastbound and down.
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12:38PM on 10/26/2010
eastbound and down is terrible its the unfunniest comedy ever give me curb
eastbound and down is terrible its the unfunniest comedy ever give me curb
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2:48PM on 10/25/2010
modern family or the league
modern family or the league
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2:45PM on 10/25/2010
Favorite show on air right now is a toss up between Dexter and Boardwalk Empire.
Favorite show on air right now is a toss up between Dexter and Boardwalk Empire.
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2:42PM on 10/25/2010

Sounds Good

Im glad weiner isnt doing the same schtick and is really trying to branch himself out I think the idea sounds good but hopefully we will have some really witty dialogue
Im glad weiner isnt doing the same schtick and is really trying to branch himself out I think the idea sounds good but hopefully we will have some really witty dialogue
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