You may have heard that Hugh Laurie, our favorite jerky TV doctor, is gearing up for a new May-December dramedy called The Oranges. Now he's got a killer cast along for the ride. The Hollywood Reporter posts that joining Laurie and Leighton Meester in the upcoming flick are Adam Brody, Alia Shawkat, Catherine Keener, and Allison Janney.

Written by Ian Helfer and Jay Reiss (to be directed by Julian Farino of Entourage), the story focuses on an older man (Laurie) who gets romantic with the daughter of a family friend (Meester). Obviously, chasing much younger tail "turns their lives, and the lives of their families, upside down." Brody is coming on to play Laurie's son who also has a thing for Meester -- until he founds out that Dad has beat him to the punch, Shawkat will play his sister, and Keener their mother (wife or ex-wife of Laurie?). Janney, meanwhile, will play Meester's mom.

Beside the fact that I would love to see Shawkat and Janney as a mother-daughter pair, this is gearing up to be one notable indie. And, one's got to wonder: Could this be Laurie's chance to break out of the boob tube? He's done a small handful of gigs since taking on his multiple Emmy-nominated role, but mostly voice work. It'd be nice to see his talent get put to wide use. And maybe, just maybe it could lead to a larger-scale reunion for Fry and Laurie. That's a big-screen buddy pair I'd kill to see. You?
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