Jason Segel has high hopes for FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
December 22nd, 2010

Jason Segel is the man, I'm not really sure there is any other way to describe him. Not only is he in one of my favorite sitcoms on television (How I Met Your Mother) and on the forefront of bringing back The Muppets, he is also still working hard at his extremely solid feature film comedic career.

His next big film to release after THE MUPPETS will be FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT, a romantic comedy that is being written by both Segel and Nicholas Stoller. Segel claims this won't be your everyday rom-com that we've grown accustomed to, and they are trying to make it very special. You can check out what he had to say after the break!

“We will start shooting in April. It is a romantic comedy. Our goal is ANNIE HALL or WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and if we get within their stratosphere of substance, we will be happy. It really dissects relationships and aims to show how complicated they are over a long period of time. This is a five-year period and in that time things change and morph and the power dynamic shifts and people wane and eyes wonder and you question everything and this movie is about that in a funny way, I hope.”

To me, there's no doubt that this film probably will work out, as I was crazy about Segel's last writing effort, FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL. It still is a lofty goal though, as the films he listed are  very highly regarded, even outside the rom-com genre. Still, It's certainly a good thing to know they are aiming so high.

Source EW, via Joblo

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