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Duplass Duo Says Same Time, Next Year
The brothers are on for a remake

12 June 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Duplass Duo Says Same Time, Next Year

Jay and Mark Duplass (that’s Mark over at the left there) are collectively known as the Duplass brothers, responsible for helping nurture the mumblecore movement before branching out a little further with the likes of Cyrus and Jeff, Who Lives At Home. But while they’ve occasionally taken uncredited script-fixing jobs on other projects, they haven’t leapt on any studio jobs. That looks set to change as Universal is in the process of hiring them to write – and likely direct a remake of 1978’s Same Time, Next Year.

The original, directed by Robert Mulligan, saw Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn as an accountant and a housewife who meet quite by accident at a romantic inn. Though they’re both married, they have a one-night stand, which eventually sparks a regular annual meet-up. As the years go by, their relationship deepens further.

Scott Rudin and Walter Mirisch are the producers for the remake, and while it’s a little surprising to see the Duplass brothers agreeing to sign on for someone else’s project, it does sound like a subject they'd be well suited to tackle.

The pair have a few other projects bubbling away, including fraternal sports comedy The Do-Deca-Pentathlon, which has been finished for a while and hits US screens next month. There are several scripts they hope to direct, including Pitchfork, Table 19, Mule and The Dubber. Their writing / directing careers depend on finding financing and Mark’s busy acting career. He’ll be seen in People Like Us and has a role in Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty. But before all of that, Your Sister’s Sister sees him co-starring with Rosemarie DeWitt and Emily Blunt, and is out on June 29.


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