Neil Patrick Harris has done it all. He’s done film, television, Broadway, he’s hosted two major award shows, and now he wants to direct. We’re not talking about an episode of “How I Met Your Mother,” we’re talking about a feature film. According to THR, Harris is ready to take the big leap in his career by directing his first movie, a comedy called Aaron and Sarah.
Aaron and Sarah is an indie romantic comedy that centers on “a geeky guy and a popular girl who become friends as freshmen in high school and see their relationship deepen through the four years, four proms and one funeral before graduation.” The two lead roles will be played by Emma Roberts and Josh Hutcherson respectively.
The screenplay for the film was written by Chad Gomez Creasey and Dara Resnik Creasey and was previously titled B.F.F. Several directors have been attached to the project including David O. Russell and Joe Nussbaum before him. Harris has experience directing both television and stage productions so it will be interesting to see him make the transition into film.
The premise of the film sounds sweet. It has a touch of Four Weddings and a Funeral but without Hugh Grant.
What do you think of Aaron and Sarah for Harris’ directorial debut?