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‘How I Met Your Mother’s’ Josh Radnor’s Directorial Debut

Posted by Hoob on January 25th, 2011
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Jason Segal might be making it big with his dual role as scribe and star of the new Muppet Movie, but his on screen best friend from ‘How I Met Your Mother’ has his own big project on the way as well. The movie, called: ‘HappyThankYouMorePlease’ not only stars Josh Radnor, but it is also his writing and directorial debut.

The movie also serves as a nice counterpoint to the madness that was Kevin Smith’s ‘Red State’ rant. While Smith was telling the industry that they sucked and announcing his retirement from directing, Radnor’s film was being announced as the first sale of the show. It was a longer road than most for the film… In fact, it debuted last year at the festival and was given the Audience Award, but took a whole year to find a buyer.

Here’s the official description:
On his way to a meeting with a publisher, aspiring novelist Sam Wexler (Radnor) finds Rasheen, a young boy separated from his family on the subway. When the quiet Rasheen refuses to be left alone with social services, Sam learns the boy has already been placed in six previous foster homes and impulsively agrees to let the boy stay with him for a couple days. Dropped into Sam’s chaotic, bachelor lifestyle, Rasheen is introduced to Sam’s circle of friends; Annie (Malin Akerman) who has an unhealthy pattern of dating the wrong men, as well as an auto-immune disorder which has rendered her hairless, Mary-Catherine (Zoe Kazan) and Charlie (Pablo Schreiber) whose potential move to Los Angeles threatens their relationship, and Mississippi (Kate Mara), an aspiring singer/waitress who tests Sam’s fear of commitment. When Sam’s unexpected friendship with Rasheen develops, he realizes adulthood is not about waiting for the right answers to get the life you want, but simply stumbling ahead and figuring them out in the process.

Happythankyoumoreplease will be hitting movie theaters March 11th.


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