The Darwin Awards: According to Variety, Winona Ryder and Joseph Fiennes will star in The Darwin Awards, a romantic comedy written and to be directed by Finn Taylor.
David Arquette, Jeffrey Tambor and Tim Blake Nelson will take supporting roles in the pic, with Alessandro Nivola and Emily Mortimer in cameos.
Production begins November 29th.
Title is a reference to a tongue-in-cheek Internet award bestowed upon those who die or maim themselves out of colossal stupidity. The often posthumous honor is designed to recognize catastrophes so egregious that, by the death of those responsible, the gene pool is improved for future generations.
Fiennes portrays a forensic detective who pairs with an insurance claims investigator (Ryder) on a road trip to create the profile of a potential Darwin Award winner.