Alan Alda has signed onto two comedies, “Wanderlust” and “Tower Heist”, both at Universal Pictures according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Judd Apatow-produced “Wanderlust” centers on a couple (Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston) who try to escape society by joining a nudist colony. Alda portrays the leader of the commune. David Wain directs from a script he co-wrote with Ken Marino.
‘Heist’ stars Ben Stiller as the stressed-out manager of a luxury apartment facility who helps a group of defrauded employees to rob a resident (Alda) currently under house arrest for swindling millions out of said employees.
Alda will shoot “Wanderlust” first, then move immediately into shooting ‘Heist’. Both films open next year.