Andy Samberg and Jean Smart to star in cryogenically frozen rom-com

Andy Samberg ((Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney), Gene Smart (Momodu Mansare/Getty Images)
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After doing Groundhog Day thing with Palm Springs In 2020, Andy Samberg has signed another high-concept romantic comedy. Title 42.6 year, the film features Samberg as a man who had to be cryogenically frozen in an experimental procedure to save his life, and wakes up some 43 years later to discover that his old self Everything is gone from life… girlfriend, who is now physically older than him (about 42 years or so). With no one else attracted to them, the two will (potentially) get back together in a way that is both romantic and hilarious. Jane Smart will play the ex-girlfriend.

The Hollywood Reporter Explains it as “a unique May-December romantic comedy” with Craig Gillespie, who previously I, Tonya And Cruelladirector Samberg apparently came up with the idea himself and co-wrote the story with Seth Race, who had recently worked on a similarly concept-y black comedy. Food list. Reiss’ script for 42.6 Was also on the Blacklist for Best Unproduced Screenplay of 2022.

Samberg is now a few years out from the end of her Fox/NBC sitcom. Brooklyn Nine-Ninelike just making sounds at things Hotel Transylvania 4 And Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers Since then (so it would be nice to see his face again). Smart had a memorable role on HBO. security guard And Damian Chazelle pops up in distribution Babylonbut her most high-profile role recently has been on the HBO hit. Hex (for which he won multiple Emmys).

42.6 Currently in development at Amazon Studios, so it will be on Prime Video sometime in the future. Maybe, like, over 40 but under 45? Some good middle ground?

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