Paul Rudd And Amy Adams Team Up In A Raunchy New Comedy  

Paul Rudd and Amy Adam will play a married couple in the raunchy comedy, The Invite.

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Updated

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While both Amy Adams and Paul Rudd have done some time in the superhero genre (Adams as Lois Lane in DC and Paul Rudd as Ant-Man in Marvel) and both were a part of the Night of the Museum franchise, neither actor has ever starred in a film together. Well, that’s about to change as Adams and Rudd are teaming up in a raunchy new comedy called The Invite, according to Deadline.

In 2020, Cesc Gay created the hit Spanish comedy called Sentimental which has already inspired remakes in Italy and Switzerland, and now Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Ferris of Little Miss Sunshine fame is bringing the risqué story to a sound stage in Hollywood. Dayton and Ferris have enlisted Amy Adams and Paul Rudd to play a married couple, who, after 15 years of marriage, are trying to find their spark again.

When it seems that every conversation falls into a discussion about their marital troubles, Amy Adams’ character, Angela, invites their raucous neighbors over for cocktails, much to the dismay of Paul Rudd’s character, Joe. However, Joe tries to make the best out of the situation by intending to confront their neighbors about their rambunctious ways when he is caught off guard by the couple’s invitation for Angela and Joe to join them in one of the weekly orgies they host at their home.

Tessa Thompson (who is most known for playing Bianca in the Creed franchise, but who also might be recognized by Veronica Mars fans as Jackie Cook, or by Marvel fans as Valkyrie) joins Amy Adams and Paul Rudd in the movie and plays Kayla, one-half of the orgy-hosting neighborly couple, while her partner, Shane, has yet to be cast.

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The Amy Adams and Paul Rudd-led script (aptly titled The Invite) was written by Emmy nominee Rashida Jones and Academy Award winner Will McCormack who are well-known for their comedy gold. Not only did they co-write the indie dramedy Celeste & Jess Forever which stars SNL alum and Brooklyn Nine-Nine headliner Andy Sandberg, but the pair also heavily contributed to the story of Toy Story 4

With Dayton and Ferris directing, Hollywood elite like Amy Adams, Paul Rudd, and Tessa Thompson starring, and a team of accolade-collecting writers, The Invite is gearing up an all-star team to become a hit comedy knockout. Dayton and Ferris are a long-time married couple themselves and have worked on a variety of successful projects together in addition to Little Miss Sunshine. The pair have worked with Paul Rudd in the past in Living With Yourself and most recently wrapped up Fleishman Is in Trouble, which became a critically acclaimed series on Hulu.

Most recently, Paul Rudd has been busy in Marvel with the third Ant-Man movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, newly released to theaters in February, and is currently shooting a sequel to another hit genre flick, Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Amy Adams was most recently seen in the sequel to Disney’s Enchanted, Disenchanted and has three other projects in the works, including a bizarre comedy called Nightbitch about a stay-at-home mom who fears she might be transforming into a dog. Meanwhile, Tessa Thompson has also been busy, having recently reprised her role as Bianca in Creed III.

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