Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler will co-star in a movie, comedy nerds’ heads to explode

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For true comedy nerds, watching Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd interact as rival city council candidates on Parks and Recreation this season has been blissful, seeing as they’re two of the most beloved figures in the world of funny.

Well, the situation has just gotten better. The pair will co-star in They Come Together, a parody of romantic comedies written by — holy shit, it gets better — Michael Showalter and executive produced by — one more blast of joy — David Wain! It turns out Wain and Showalter wrote the script shortly after their 2001 cult classic Wet Hot American Summer wrapped; Rudd and Poehler also co-starred in the flick.

Produced by Lionsgate, They Come Together revolves around Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler). “His big corporation is the one that threatens to shut down her quirky knick-knack store,” writes Variety. “[The movie] features rom-com staples such as the jealous ex-girlfriend, the office jerk, scary in-laws, a boring dentist, a wise dog and beautiful shots of New York City in autumn.” The movie is scheduled to start shooting in July.

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