Already set to star Zac Efron (Neighbors, High School Musical) and Adam DeVine (“Workaholics,” The Final Girls ), 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s original comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates has, according to a story today at The Hollywood Reporter, added Into the Woods star Anna Kendrick to its cast. Kendrick, who previously starred alongside DeVine in Pitch Perfect, will play “a wild child with a romantic heart” in the raunchy comedy that follows 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.
Kendrick can next be seen reprising her role as Beca in director Elizabeth Banks’ Pitch Perfect 2 before starring opposite Sam Rockwell in Lakeshore Entertainment’s hitman romcom Mr. Right. She’s currently filming Warrior director Gavin O’Connor’s action thriller The Accountant, starring opposite Ben Affleck, who plays mild-mannered accountant who moonlights as a lethal assassin.
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