In a story from The Hollywood Reporter Lucy Punch will be co-starring in Dinner for Schmucks for Paramount Pictures.

The actress will be starring with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. Jay Roach is directing this film which will start shooting in October.

The film is a remake of the 1998 French film Le diner de cons which was written and directed by Francis Veber. This new version follows the most "pathetic" person ever to be asked to attend another man's weekly dinner party.

Paramount is hoping for a July release.

Evan Jacobs