When you think "Mad Men," you think about expensive suits and martini lunches, not Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis — but that all may be about to change.
Matthew Weiner, the man who brought us Don Draper (swoon), has finally gotten the wheels turning on his passion project, "You Are Here," an indie film about two guys who need to get their lives together after one takes over a hefty inheritance following his father's passing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The initial story details that came out in 2010 (when different actors were attached to star) could raise an eyebrow or two for those who know Weiner primarily through his work on "Man Men" and "The Sopranos." According to Pajiba, "It's about two roommates in their 30s, preoccupied with dodging the responsibilities and rigors of adult life. That is, until the sudden death of one of the men's fathers, which makes his unstable son the new owner of a general store, a country home and millions of dollars worth of Amish farmland."
Wilson is set to star as a horndoggin' weatherman, while Galifianakis will play the son, "an unemployable, paranoid, pot-head."
Amy Poehler is currently in talks to possibly costar, although it's not clear if she'll be playing the cute young widow or jealous older sister. One might hazard a guess that Wilson's character gets some sort of romantic comeuppance from the older sister and Galifianakis will entertain the notion of snogging his mother-in-law.
Of course, projects change over the years so it's possible that some tweaks have been made to this idea since it was initially reported; Variety mentions a road trip, for instance. Only the weatherman knows which way the wind blows — unless he's being played by Owen Wilson, it seems.
In any case, "Mad Men" fans can rest easy now that the new season has started and Weiner can get started on this kooky-sounding little flick. It's a win-win, or a Wein-Wein, as the case may be.