Pamela Aldon Making Directorial Debut With Pregnancy Comedy Written By Ilana Glazer

Emmy winner Pamela Adlon (Better Things, King Of The Hill) is shifting from TV to film to make her feature directorial debut. The film will be a pregnancy comedy written by Ilana Glazer and Josh Rabinowitz, with the former also starring. The project is currently untitled but will be produced by FilmNation Entertainment and Range Media.

Glazer will play Eden, an “aggressively single woman” who winds up pregnant after a one-night stand. In way over her head, Eden relies heavily on her married best friend Dawn (Michelle Buteau) for advice and guidance. Dawn, the polar opposite of Eden, is the mother of two and finds herself tasked with coaching Eden through motherhood.

Glazer said that the film is “a hard comedy about how having babies affects best friends, and it’s going to be so balls funny so that anyone who’s in proximity to this specific experience can relate.” FilmNation’s Susie Fox and Range Media’s Ashley Fox added in a joint statement:

“As fans of the classic hard comedies we grew up on, and as mothers of young kids, we’re thrilled to be making the movie we’ve been waiting for. This movie will tug at your heartstrings but, only after it makes you pee-laugh in public.”

Though this will be Adlon’s feature directing debut, she’s no stranger to working behind the camera. She directed the majority of FX’s comedy-drama Better Things, which recently concluded with its fifth season. Glazer is best known for creating and starring in Broad City alongside Abbi Jacobson, as well as appearing in Bojack Horseman and The Afterparty.

This will also be Glazer’s second film in recent years to be pregnancy related, as she also starred in and wrote the screenplay for Hulu thriller False Positive last year.

It’s a little unclear what Glazer and the two producers exactly mean by “hard comedy,” but perhaps they’re referring to the sort of movies from the 70s like An Unmarried Woman and Crossing Delancey that were casually funny but also featured complex lead characters dealing with serious real-life issues.

Either way, both Adlon and Glazer have consistently proven to be excellent at this sort of down-to-earth comedy, so this film has plenty of promise. Filming is expected to begin in New York in July.


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