Things failed to materialise on that front, and then Universal acquired the Lauryn Kahn-penned 2011 Black List script.
Now word comes, via THR, that Amanda Seyfried (Les Misérables) has been cast in the lead.
Perfect is the story of one woman, pessimistic in love, who regularly uses the Internet to research the men her friends are dating, acting as a vetting device for them to weed out losers. Things take a turn when she gets a friend to dump a new guy in order to steal the man for herself, using her social media savvy to turn herself into his perfect match.
The title of the comedy is being variously typeset – He’s F-ing Perfect, He’s F—ing Perfect, etc. Whether or not it heads into theatres with the censored F-word in it remains to be seen, and though it might be a bit of a long shot, it would be nice to have Kahn’s original title.
Kahn, previously an assistant to Adam McKay (Anchorman), has a wealth of shorts under her belt, working on McKay and Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die. The film marks her feature debut, and it’s been one we’ve been looking forward to ever since it was first announced.
Fellow Funny or Die alum Jake Szymanski will be directing Kahn’s script, making his feature debut as well, with McKay, Ferrell, and Kevin Messick producing.
Seyfried is coming off the back of a well-received performance in Lovelace, and still riding high from the waves of last year’s Les Misérables. She’s recently finished shooting Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West, and has been working on Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young, both due out next year.
No word yet on when Universal is planning to put the film into production, but here’s to hoping it will be sooner rather than later.