Funny stars Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Christopher Walken are set to star in FREEZING PEOPLE IS EASY scripted by STRANGER THAN FICTION writer Zach Helm and directed by Academy Award-winner Errol Morris.
The film tells the true story of Bob Nelson, a 1960s Los Angeles television repairman who tried to pioneer the field of cryogenics by freezing humans. It did not take him long to discover that is was more difficult than he imagined. The film has been inspired by the memoir ‘We Froze the First Man’ and an episode of THIS AMERICAN LIFE.
While most of the cast is pretty much secure to the film, BRIDESMAIDS star Wiig is still unsure. She is completing her run on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and mulling over several other options. Rudd, however, is sure of his involvement, as he has been attached for months to play Nelson.
Film Rites’ Steve Zaillian and Garrett Basch are producing with THIS AMERICAN LIFE’S Ira Glass and Alissa Shipp, and have already started to talk up the film with financiers. Their intention is to start shooting in mid-2012. Wilson, Wiig and Zaillian are also all up for Golden Globes this year.