Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan Say "He Loves Me"

2/12/2011 Posted by Admin

Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan Say "He Loves Me"

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By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Last time directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris actually helmed a film, it was on a little indie comedy called "Little Miss Sunshine." That film obviously exploded, scoring a Best Picture nomination and Oscars for Alan Arkin's acting and Michael Arndt's writing.

Since that film was such a surprise success, whatever project they decided to work on next would obviously be greatly anticipated. Well, five years later it's that time, and their next project is a film titled "He Loves Me."

On top of the fact that the film has the same "independent comedy" vibe to it, making it rife for "Sunshine" comparisons, it has another reason for that as well, since it just added a member of that cast to this new film.

According to The Los Angeles Times, actor Paul Dano ("There Will Be Blood," "Little Miss Sunshine") and his real-life girlfriend Zoe Kazan ("It's Complicated," "The Savages") will be teaming on the comedy "He Loves Me," which Kazan wrote.

The story follows a young novelist who achieves success early in his career but begins to face struggles. In a bid to overcome writer's block, he is told to write the woman he thinks will love him. He winds up willing her into existence.

Aside from the fact that the story sounds extremely interesting already, having Dano star in the film adds another layer to it, just because he's involved with the writer. He's a great actor and I think the role is pretty perfect for him (perhaps because his girlfriend wrote it?).

But having the "Sunshine" directors on board is what makes this film really something to watch for though. "Little Miss Sunshine" was a fantastic film that could have been something so ordinary but with Dayton and Faris's unique vision, the film truly was something amazing.

Dayton and Faris are tweaking the script now with hopes to shoot later this year.

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