William H. Macy, star of TV’s Shameless, is continuing to gear his future efforts toward directing. His first major foray arrived in the shape of 2014’s musical drama Rudderless starring Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin and Felicity Huffman, and scored the actor a wealth of good reviews. Next on his slate is the Jane Fonda-starrer Krystal – of which we know very little – which will then be followed by The Layover.
Described as a road trip sex comedy, because there’s definitely a shortage of those, The Layover has now snared two high profile actors for its leading roles. Glee’s Lea Michele and The Other Woman star Kate Upton will be frolicking about as “a pair of lifelong best friends who decide to avoid their problems by taking a vacation, only to find that their plane has been rerouted due to a hurricane warning. To make matters worse, the two friends find themselves battling for the same guy during an extended layover in St. Louis.”
Planes, Trains and Automobiles meets Forces Of Nature? With Macy guiding this one, there’s every chance it will embrace the warm heart of the former and dodge the awkwardness of the latter.
Here’s what the Fargo actor had to say on the movie’s newest ingenues:
“The minute I met Lea and Kate, the film began to focus for me,” said Macy. “They are singular, ambitious funny women in full. This is going to be fun.”
Quite rightly so! You can’t have a road trip that’s also a sex comedy without it being fun. Otherwise it’d turn out like Forces Of Nature. With It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia duo David Hornsby and Lance Krall tapping out the script it’s unlikely The Layover will make that same misstep.