EXCLUSIVE: A Quiet Little Marriage director Mo Perkins is rounding up familiar and new faces for her next indie comedy. Her Marriage star/collaborator Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) has joined Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), Demetri Martin (In A World…), and Kyle Bornheimer (Bachelorette) in The Last Time You Had Fun, about two men and two women who meet in a bar and decide to leave their spouses, exes, and responsibilities behind for a night on the town in a stretch limo. Charlyne Yi, Jimmi Simpson, and Todd Berger also star. Script is by Hal Haberman (Special). Drea Clark, who collaborated with Perkins on ITVS project Futurestates and is a former executive director of the Slamdance Film Festival, is producing the pic. Filming is underway in LA.
Eliza Coupe, Demetri Martin, Kyle Bornheimer, Mary Elizabeth Ellis Join Indie Comedy ‘The Last Time You Had Fun’
EXCLUSIVE: Kyle Bornheimer is set to star in ABC’s comedy pilot White Van Man. With him on board, the pilot, originally picked up as cast-contingent, is moving forward to production. Michael Fresco has come on board to direct. The single-camera White Van Man is a blue collar ensemble based on the British format and centers on a man (Bornheimer) who is forced to put his dreams on hold in order to take over the family handyman business from his father. The series takes its name from the UK phrase that describes the stereotype for drivers of light commercial vehicles, often self-employed or owning small businesses such as handyman services. The ABC Studios-produced adaptation of the Adrian Poynton-created original was written by Bobby Bowman who executive produces with Mark Gordon and Andrea Shay.
Earlier this season, Bornheimer, along with his brother Ryan, sold a comedy pitch to ABC with Kyle attached to star and produce. When that project didn’t go to pilot, ABC moved in quickly to keep the always in-demand actor in the fold with an offer for White Van Man. Ever since his breakout starring role on the CBS comedy series Worst Week, like White Van Man also an adaptation of a British format, Bornheimer has been actively pursued for pilots and series. His recent credits include the series Romantically Challenged and Perfect Couples and the pilots Council Of Dads last year and and the untitled Bays/Thomas project in 2010. …
EXCLUSIVE: The always in-demand Kyle Bornheimer is set to co-star in Peter Tolan’s comedy pilot for Fox Council of Dads. Inspired by Bruce Feiler’s non-fiction book, the pilot, which is being directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, tells the story of Michael who, just before he dies, enlists five of his guy friends from all aspects of his life to become a “council of dads” to his two young children. Bornheimer will play the “fun dad” on the council, a childhood friend of Michael’s who is loud and larger than life, funny though sometimes inappropriate. On the Sony TV-produced pilot, Bornheimer joins previously cast Diane Farr, Patrick Breen and Ken Howard.
Bornheimer fielded several pilot offers before choosing to go with Council. For him, the Fox pilot is in second position to NBC’s softly-rated midseason series Perfect Couples, on which he co-stars. This is the second consecutive year, in which Bornheimer has booked a pilot in second position to a midseason series. Last year, he was heavily pursued for 4 pilots before the delayed launch of his midseason ABC comedy Romantically Challenged. He eventually settled on the lead role in the Bays/Thomas CBS comedy pilot. When that pilot didn’t go to series, Bornheimer was quickly cast in a lead role on NBC’s newly picked-up comedy Perfect Couples, replacing Kyle Howard, who had to pull out because of his obligation to TBS’ My Boys. Bornheimer, repped by CAA and Flutie Entertainment, …
EXCLUSIVE: I hear Worst Week star Kyle Bornheimer is set to star in NBC’s new comedy series Perfect Couples. He is replacing Kyle Howard, who was cast in the pilot in second position to the TBS comedy series My Boys. Potential scheduling conflict in case the TBS show, whose new season premieres later this month, is renewed, prompted NBC to recast the role. The in-demand Bornheimer himself was cast in a pilot in second position earlier this year.