Chris O’Dowd may be moving to 18th Century England with co-star Adam Driver. The two guys of HBO’s “Girls” are gearing up to star in “The Coward”, the period comedy to be directed by “Ceremony”‘s Max Winkler, according to The Wrap.
Driver joined the project in February, and is set to play a nobleman whose family has a long history ending up on the losing side of to-the-death duels. When he’s challenged to such a duel, he hires a criminal to take his place. The criminal (prsumably O’Dowd?) ends up rather liking the lifestyle of the rich and steals Driver’s character’s identity. Winkler wrote the script with Matt Spicer and it’s adapted from the Nick Jones play.
O’Dowd broke out in a pair of Judd Appatow films, “Bridesmaids” and “This is 40″, then turned in a memorable recurring appearance on Lena Dunham’s HBO series “Girls” and will also star in upcoming documentary-style comedy series “Family Tree” for the network. He also stars in crowd-pleasing Cannes premiere “The Sapphires”, out now, and will star in hot indie comedy “St. Vincent De Van Nuys” with Bill Murray and “Bridesmaids” co-star Melissa McCarthy.