Rumors about a movie based on the cult comedy “Party Down” have been circulating for the better part of a year now. According to one of the show’s stars, the project is more than just a rumor.
“It’s going to be shot in late spring or early summer,” Megan Mullally said Sunday (Jan. 8) during FOX’s day at the TV critics’ press tour (she’s a new regular on the network’s comedy “Breaking In”). It was kind of a big day for film news at the press tour, as Kiefer Sutherland also briefly discussed the status of the “24” movie.
Mullally says she’s not entirely sure what the movie’s story will be — series co-creator John Enbom is writing it — but it’s her understanding it will be set not long after the end of the series.
“I know all the people from my season are in it, and Jane [Lynch] might be in it — I don’t know — and probably a lot of the recurring roles too,” Mullally says. She also says we’ll meet her character’s racist, misogynist ex-husband. (Fingers crossed that Mullally’s real husband, “Parks and Recreation” star Nick Offerman, plays him.)
Chatter about a “Party Down” movie picked up again a couple months ago when Adam Scott said on Mark Maron’s podcast that a production company was ready to back the film. He later told Grantland that a script treatment was in place and the production was trying to coordinate everyone’s schedule to set filming dates.
Given the tiny audience for the show on Starz, we’re guessing any movie release will be on the indie level. No matter, though — we’ll find it.