Rose Byrne is reportedly in negotiations to join Steve Carell in Jon Stewart’s political satire “Irresistible” which is expected to land at Focus Features.
Carell plays a slick Democratic strategist who helps a retired veteran run for Mayor in a small, right-wing town in the swing state of Wisconsin.
Byrne would play Carell’s cutthroat Republican counterpart who campaigns on behalf of the local mayor. Stewart wrote the original screenplay and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment will produce.
Filming could begin as early as this spring.