So in my daily internetting I came across the headline: “Krasinski/Rudolph in Mendes Comedy” and I thought to myself it was strange that Eva Mendes was getting the headline billing over the other two. But then I read, and it tells that director Sam Mendes is following up this fall’s Kate-Leo Oscar hopeful Revolutionary Road with a comedy starring John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph and Cheryl Hines about an expecting couple who travel around the States looking for a place to raise their family. Not that I have anything against any of those actors (I actually am pretty adoring of PT Anderson’s baby mama), it just seemed like a very bizarre next move for Mendes.
But the script’s written by Dave Eggers and his wife, Vendela Vida, so its got that going for it. And the premise, though could go either way, has some promise.. I’ve also never seen those actors tested with film material that I believe is up to their talents, so this could be very good thing. After all, Mendes did fair best with the darkly comic American Beauty… So I guess I entered this article confused, and left it kind of excited. Bring on the Untitled Sam Mendes John Krasinski-Maya Rudolph Project!