- US & THEM
Here is one “Family Comedy” that is currently in development and that definitely seems to be one film that would be worth the wait. Us & Them features Billy Crystal in a lead role. While he’s no guarantee of quality, he is at least funny. Now Marisa Tomei will be playing his estranged daughter in the movie.
Us & Them finds Crystal and Bette Midler as a couple who are suddenly forced to care for their three grandkids (including Bailee Madison, who appears in next month’s horror Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark). Naturally, the generation gap is like a yawning chasm for everyone involved and the older folks simply don’t understand the youngsters’ modern ways. But they somehow struggle through and even try to repair the fractured bond with their daughter Alice (Tomei).
The film script’s latest draft is written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel who, despite having some solid credits to their name (including City Slickers, one of Crystal’s career highlights), last brought the world Tooth Fairy. And Andy Fickman, who experimented in multi-generational comedy with the unquestionably risky You Again, is behind the camera.
It all kicks off shooting later this month in Atlanta.