A great cast is starting to shape up for Errol Morris’ adaptation of Bob Nelson’s memoir “We Froze The First Man”, titled Freezing People is Easy. The comedy, which will also draw from a story by This American Life (one of the best podcast out there by the way) already has Paul Rudd attached since last July but now, Deadline reports that Owen Wilson and Christopher Walken are locked in to co-star, with Kristen Wiig considering a role in the film.
The script, written by Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction), will be inspired from Nelson’s story as a Los Angeles TV repairman obsessed with cryogenic preservation of humans in the 1960′s. He quickly discovers that it isn’t as easy as it looks when mistakes are made that result in him having to face the family of the deceased with some bad news.
Again, Wiig hasn’t officially signed up for the movie. Thanks in great part to the success of Bridesmaids, she is contemplating multiple role offers and also has her SNL commitments to account for. Nonetheless, this certainly sounds like an interesting concept for a comedy and given the talent involved, this is worth keeping an eye on. Production is set to start in the middle of 2012.