There was a fairly divided reaction to 2006’s John Carney film, Once. Some felt it was the epitome of romance, while others thought it was kind of dippy-dippy-dull. And while I’d generally fall on the side of the romantics when it comes to this sort of film, Once bored me. Even as a fan of pansy white-boy music, I thought that the songs in Once were lilting and daft. Plus, the movie completely lost its romantic appeal when it was revealed that the two leads — Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, who fell in love during filming — had broken up.
Such real-life romantic entanglements shouldn’t arise in John Carney’s next film, which is set to star Amy Adams and Zach Galifianakis, who is still coming off strong from his summer blockbuster hit, The Hangover. The long-in development movie, called Town House, is the first project of note for Carney since Once. In it, Galifianakis will play an agoraphobic man who lives with his teenage son in a historic Boston townhouse that he inherited from his rock star father. With royalties from his father’s work dwindling, the man is forced to come to terms with his life. Amy Adams plays a call girl who strikes up a friendship with the man.
Amy Adams a call girl? I can dig it.
The script is based on Tish Cohen’s debut novel, and is being adapted by Carney and Dough Wright (Quills).