It’s been quiet since it was announced that Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn would star together in a feature, but writer Kate Dippold (Parks and Recreation, The Heat) has now revealed what the film will be about.
Directed by Jonathan Levine, whose had a number of hits with All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, 50/50, Warm Bodies, and last year’s Christmas comedy The Night Before, is set to direct the still-untitled picture, a mother-daughter action-comedy starring Schumer and Hawn.
Speaking to Collider, Dippold, who co-wrote the script with Schumer and Inside Amy Schumer scribe Kim Caramele, revealed that the screenplay was actually based off her mother.
“When I was younger, my mom was always very adventurous. Her and my dad divorced when I was in college, and she’s gotten more concerned about safety. She wants to make sure the doors are locked. I feel like there used to be a more adventurous spirit in her. She’s still lovely and awesome. She’s like, “I’m 66 years old, just leave me alone right now.” So, we got her to sign up for a dating profile on eHarmony, and it was the most phoned-in profile I’ve ever seen in my life,” Dippold explained.
“She complained it didn’t work, so I looked and she had no photo and she had a typo in the first sentence, but she’s a very smart woman. And then, she got mad in one of her answers and used all caps. I was like, “What were you doing? You were purposely phoning this in!” In all fairness to her, she’s like, “I’m happy, let me be.” But I started daydreaming about, what if I took her on a crazy vacation somewhere, and then I took us off the beaten path, just to shake things up. So then, I started thinking about a movie version of that. So, the movie is that. She gets taken off the beaten path, but then everything the mother feared is correct. So, it’s then basically trying to get to an American embassy through the Amazon rainforest and whatnot.”
There you have it, we’re going to be in for a film that sees Schumer and Hawn playing a daughter and mother inadvertently running into trouble in the Amazon. Levine has proven himself to be a confident director in the comedy game and Dippold’s work thus far has been solid, although it remains to be seen if her work co-writing the Ghostbusters remake is on par. Add Schumer and Hawn, the latter of which has been absent from the big screen since 2002’s The Banger Sisters, and you’ve got yourself a project packed with potential. We’ll see.
The Schumer/Hawn action-comedy is currently scheduled for U.S. release on May 12, 2017.