Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan play a couple in Ideal Home, an upcoming dramedy from writer-director Andrew Fleming (The Craft, Nancy Drew, Hamlet 2).
The film follows a celebrity chef, Erasmus (Coogan), and his partner, Paul (Rudd), who find their self-indulgent lifestyle interrupted with the surprise arrival of Erasmus’ young grandson. It turns out Erasmus’ son (Jake McDorman) has landed himself in prison, leaving the couple with little choice but to take his child in.
Having Rudd and Coogan together on screen is a huge plus all on its own, and giving them a vehicle that looks to balance out laughs and heart is certainly an enticing prospect. It looks like a gentle, amusing little film. Fingers crossed. Check out the trailer below.
Ideal Home will open in Australia on June 21.
Official synopsis for Ideal Home:
In IDEAL HOME, celebrity chef Erasmus (Steve Coogan) and his partner Paul (Paul Rudd) have a happy and rather self-indulgent life together. Their perfect existence is turned upside down when, at a dinner party, Erasmus is surprised by the grandson he never knew he had. With the child’s father in prison it seems he has nowhere else to go and so, after much debate they decide to take him in. With changes and challenges on both sides, this could prove a recipe for disaster. Filled with heart and humour, this new family looks set to serve up one of the most deliciously funny films of the year.