Mendes New Comedy to Star Krasinski, Cheryl Hines and Maya Rudolph

March 8, 2008–John Krasinski, Cheryl Hines, and Maya Rudolph will star in Sam Mendes' untitled comedy for Focus Features. The film follows an expectant couple (Krasinski and Rudolph) as they travel the country in search of a place to settle down and raise a family. Author Dave Eggers penned the script with his wife editor-novelist Vendela Vida.

Shooting is scheduled to start in April in Connecticut. Ed Saxon is producing alongside Big Beach's Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf.

Krasinski will next be seen with George Clooney in the period sports comedy “Leatherheads,” which opens April 4. He made his feature directorial debut with the indie “Brief Interviews With Hideous Men,” which he adapted from David Foster Wallace's novel.

Rudolph, a long-running cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” appeared in “A Prairie Home Companion” and “Idiocracy.” She and Krasinski previously teamed for voice work in “Shrek the Third.”

Hines (TV's “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) recently wrapped her feature directorial debut with the indie “Serious Moonlight,” from a screenplay penned by the late Adrienne Shelly. Her upcoming films include “Henry Poole Is Here” and the animated “Space Chimps.”

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