Pamela Adlon Will Make Feature Directorial Debut on Ilana Glazer Written Comedy

Pamela Adlon is making her feature film directorial debut with an untitled pregnancy comedy written by Broad City’s Ilana Glazer and Josh Rabinowitz. Glazer will also star in the film alongside fellow comedic actress Michelle Buteau. Adlon co-created and starred in FX’s critically acclaimed comedy series Better Things, which just wrapped after five seasons.

Glazer is set to star as Eden, “an aggressively single woman who, after getting pregnant from a one-night stand, leans on her married best friend and mother of two to guide her through gestation and beyond.” Buteau has been cast as Dawn, Eden’s married best friend.

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The untitled film is a collaboration between FilmNation Entertainment and Range Media Partners. Glazer will serve as producer under her Starrpix banner, along with Rabinowitz, Range Media Partners co-founder Susie Fox, and FilmNation’s president of production Ashley Fox. In a joint statement to THR (who broke the news), FilmNation’s Fox and Range Media Partner’s Fox said:

“As fans of the classic hard comedies we grew up on, and as mothers of young kids, we’re thrilled to be making the movie we’ve been waiting for. This movie will tug at your heartstrings but, only after it makes you pee-laugh in public.”

Filming is scheduled to begin in July in New York City.

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The upcoming film includes writers and actors who are well respected in the comedy sphere.

Adlon served as a director for more than 40 episodes of Better Things, which was nominated for two Emmys during its run. Adlon previously received an Emmy Award for her voiceover work on King of the Hill. Other credits include FX’s Louie, Big Mouth, The King of Staten Island, Bob’s Burgers and Human Resources. Up next, Adlon will voice a character on Jodie, a spinoff of MTV’s animated series Daria.

Glazer is most known for her work on Broad City. She was the co-creator, writer, director, executive producer and star of the Comedy Central show. Glazer recently appeared on Apple TV+’s Afterparty and horror film False Positive, which she co-wrote and produced. In 2016, she co-founded the Generator Collective, a government and political forum, with Glennis Meagher.

Rabinowitz is a writer, producer, and actor. His writing credits include Broad City, Ramy and The Carmichael Show.

Buteau is the host of Netflix’s popular competition series The Circle. Her acting credits include Marry Her, Bless the Harts, and Always Be My Maybe. She will star in Netflix’s Survival of the Thickest, a series based on her autobiographical book of the same name.