Fans of 30 Rock and The Office rejoice! The stars of both shows respectively are teaming up to play a married couple in Shawn Levy's upcoming Date Night. Steve Carrell and Tina Fey, masters of uncomfortable comedy and hilarious slapstick, will embark on a series of comic misadventures in the 2009 release. Variety says Josh Klausner's script "follows a couple who find their routine date night becomes much more than just dinner and a movie." Since Steve and Tina are married, I know one thing that won't be happening on their eventful date night: Sex!
I'm nervous about this one. Carrell has already milked the bad date cow to great comic effect in The 40-Year old Virgin. I don't think anything will surpass his scene with Mrs. Judd Apatow's barfing alcoholic or the speed dating montage. ("Gina?" "No, Jai-na!") Even more intimidating, this movie sounds eerily like the last date movie to combine two big TV stars at the top of their TV successes, 1987's Blind Date.
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