Jake Kasdan has stepped up to direct the comedy Sex Tape for Sony. The film is set to star Jason Segel and was going to be directed by Segel’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Muppets collaborator Nicholas Stoller but his deal with the studio never finalized.
According to the logline that was released when Kate Angelo’s script made the Black List last year –
When a married couple make a sex tape to spice up their relationship, it disappears, and they are frantic to get it back.
There is no word yet as to who play the other half of this couple, though the Hollywood Reporter has stated that Cameron Diaz has been mentioned as a possible co-star.
As a fan of Kasdan’s films, except Orange County which for some reason I was never able to connect with, this news makes me excited. I think his music biopic parody Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is an underrated classic. His most recent film was Bad Teacher and since then he has been working away directing episodes of the sitcom The New Girl. I’ve heard some good things about the Sex Tape script so hopefully this will get off the ground soon.