Patrick Wilson Gets His Funny On

From Nite Owl to Morning Glory

Patrick Wilson Gets His Funny On

by Phil de Semlyen |
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With shooting scheduled to start in New York next month, the already heavyweight cast of the sniggertastically-titled Morning Glory has gained another talented thesp, with Patrick Wilson signing up for the Paramount Comedy.

Morning Glory sees Wilson will swap the Owlship for a New York newsroom, in which he plays the love interest of Rachel McAdams' ambitious TV producer. Charged with reviving the flagging fortunes of a morning show, McAdams attempts to coax two antagonistic anchors (Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton) and reverse the ratings slump.

With Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Venus) behind the camera and a script by **The Devil Wears Prada **writer Aline Brosh McKenna, Morning Glory has a decent pedigree and, although it's unlikely to have the acerbic bite of Broadcast News, we're hoping, possibly against hope, that it channels just a little Ron Burgundy into Harrison Ford's veteran anchorman.

Morning Glory is co-produced for Paramount by JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk under their Bad Robot banner - expect a release sometime in 2010.

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