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Amanda Seyfried To Star In ‘He’s F-ing’ Perfect’

By | Thursday December 5, 2013 @ 5:44pm PST
Mike Fleming

seyfBREAKING: Amanda Seyfried has been set to star in the Jake Szymanski-directed He’s F-ing Perfect, based on the script by Lauryn Kahn that will be produced by Gary Sanchez. Seyfried will play a social media-savvy girl who is pessimistic about love and vets her friends’ dates to find flaws. When that process leads her to uncover the perfect guy, she decides to use her Internet research skills to turn herself into his perfect match.

The script originally was bought by Fox 2000 in a $1 million-against-$1.5 million deal, at a time when Emma Stone was being eyed. The project stalled there, but Universal picked it up and gave it second life. Kahn is Adam McKay’s former assistant, and Szymanski got the job after helming some of the best comic spots for Gary Sanchez’s website Funny Or Die. The film will be produced by Gary Sanchez’s McKay and Will Ferrell and Kevin Messick. Good Universe is also producing.

The Innovative-repped Seyfried just shot A Million Ways To Die In The West for Seth MacFarlane and is booked to star with Russell Crowe in the Gabriele Muccino-directed Fathers And Daughters.

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Fox 2000 In Talks With ‘Funny Or Die’s Jake Szymanski For ‘He’s Fuckin’ Perfect’

By | Thursday December 15, 2011 @ 2:49pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Fox 2000 is zeroing in on Jake Szymanski to direct He’s Fuckin’ Perfect, a comedy spec script that the studio bought by Lauryn Kahn that will be produced by Gary Sanchez. This one has Funny Or Die written all over it. Szymanski has developed a profile helming some of the best comic spots for that website. Kahn spent four years as Adam McKay’s assistant, and she honed her skills writing, performing and directing numerous shorts for the website before making He’s Fuckin’ Perfect her first script sale.

The project became a priority at the studio when Fox 2000 bought it for $1 million against $1.5 million. Emma Stone has been circling the project — her interest is how it got on studio radars — and while I’ve heard she’s now unlikely, studio insiders express optimism they will still land her. The comedy focuses on a social media-savvy girl who is pessimistic about love and vets her friends’ dates to find flaws. When that process leads her to uncover the perfect guy, she decides to use her Internet research skills to turn herself into his perfect match. The film will be produced by Gary Sanchez’s McKay and Will Ferrell. The Gary Sanchez team helped her hone the script and gave her notes to help shape it.

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Emma Stone In Talks To Star In Lauryn Kahn Fox 2000 Spec ‘He’s Fuckin’ Perfect’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Emma Stone is in negotiations to star in He’s Fuckin’ Perfect, a comedy spec script that Fox 2000 bought two weeks ago. The studio and Stone’s reps are going through the deal making gyrations, but signs are positive. A commitment by the hot young actress in town would be the latest development in a surreal month for the script’s 29-year old writer, Lauryn Kahn. After spending four years as Adam McKay’s assistant, she leaves the job tomorrow to write scripts full time. Exiting the $40,000 a year job seems less daunting after she landed $1 million against $1.5 million for He’s Fuckin’ Perfect, her very first feature screenplay.

The comedy focuses on a social media savvy girl who is pessimistic about love and vets her friends’ dates to find flaws. When that process leads her to uncover the perfect guy, she decides to use her internet research skills to turn herself into his perfect match. The film will be produced by Gary Sanchez’s McKay and Will Ferrell. The Gary Sanchez team helped her hone the script and gave her notes to help shape it.

The script wasn’t even supposed to be shopped. It was sent by Gary Sanchez directly to Stone, in hopes she would become attached. Then it leaked and got passed around the development community. Suddenly, Fox 2000 was among four studios making bids, and Gary Sanchez and Kahn’s … Read More »

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