It was revealed last month that Zac Efron (Neighbors, High School Musical) is set to headline Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates, an original comedy from 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment. Today, Variety has the update that the production has now set “Workaholics” and Pitch Perfect star Adam DeVine to costar.
The raunchy comedy will follow two brothers (Efron will play Mike with DeVine starring as Dave) who place an online ad to find dates for a wedding, only to have the ad go viral.
TV director Jake Szymanski, best known for his work on “SNL” and “Funny or Die,” has been tapped to helm the comedy from a script by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. Peter Chernin, David Ready, Jenno Topping and Jonathan Levine will produce with Daria Cercek overseeing for Fox.
DeVine will be back on the screen this summer, reprising his Bumper Allen role for director Elizabeth Banks’ Pitch Perfect 2. He’s also set to appear this year in Nancy Meyers’ The Intern opposite Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro and as part of the ensemble cast of Todd Strauss-Schulson’s horror comedy The Final Girls, joining Taissa Farmiga, Malin Åkerman, Alexander Ludwig, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat, Nina Dobrev and Chloe Bridges.
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