Back in June it was announced that SNL pals Pete Davidson and Colin Jost would star in a comedy called Worst Man at Universal. The film has now found its director, as Christopher Storer has signed on to direct.
The film follows a soon-to-be-married couple and the family dramatics that ensue just weeks before the ceremony. It’s based on an original idea pitched by Jost, Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman.
It kind of sounds like a mix between the Adam Sandler/Chris Rock Netflix comedy The Week Of and 2005’s Wedding Crashers.
Storer is best known for producing some popular films, including Bo Burnham‘s Eighth Grade. This will mark his first feature directing gig, although he has helmed a few episodes of the Hulu series Ramy.
Davidson and Jost have repeatedly proven they have great chemistry together, often riffing during Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live. So hopefully that translates to the big screen, where Davidson especially has been finding some success.
He’s had a good year, starring in Judd Apatow‘s The King Of Staten Island and the underseen but very good Big Time Adolescence, and has a role in James Gunn‘s upcoming The Suicide Squad.
Jost recently released his memoir A Very Punchable Face and is also trying to develop a Hollywood career, as he has a role in the upcoming Tom & Jerry film.
Universal seem to be the one traditional studio still developing comedies on a consistent basis, despite the fact that the genre has practically completely migrated from multiplexes to streaming services over the last few years. Worst Man would have been an easily bankable hit fifteen years ago. We’ll see how it performs in the 2020s.