Charlize Theron has decided to take Fred Savage out for Ladies Night, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
On Friday, THR noted that Theron had been developing the Bridesmaids-esque comedy under her Denver and Delilah banner for a possible 2014 shoot and 2015 release.
Savage would handle directing chores should negotiations progress as expected.
The plot will focus on a woman (Theron) whose commitment-deficient boyfriend spurns her to one last night on the town before she decides to uproot her life and move to New York.
While most television fans know Savage from dramedy The Wonder Years in which he played protagonist Kevin Arnold, his latest TV work may have played unnoticed.
Since 1999, Savage has been a prolific television director, and by “prolific,” we mean his IMDb resume features 50 titles and only one of those efforts is a feature film — 2007’s Daddy Day Camp (yes, we know).
But don’t let the film’s 2.6 / 10 IMDb rating fool you. Savage has earned a solid reputation behind the camera on series like Modern Family, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Happy Endings.
And speaking of Happy Endings, Savage will re-team with series writer David Caspe for Ladies Night, so along with Theron’s darkly comic sensibilities — see Young Adult — this project could be a lot of fun.
As for Theron, she has been on a mean streak lately with villainous roles in Snow White and the Huntsman, Prometheus, and Young Adult (again, watch it and you’ll see what we mean).
This role along with her upcoming part in Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West could signal a career shift if not for the fact she’ll probably be going all crazy on us again when Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters.
Do you think Charlize Theron should do more comedy? Also, what are your thoughts on Ladies Night, and would you like to see Fred Savage take the job?