Steve Carell and Tina Fey, who are both on hiatus from their respective hit NBC shows, The Office and 30 Rock, are currently filming the movie Date Night in which they play a married couple whose weekly night out goes seriously awry. The two were recently spotted shooting their scenes.
Aside from Carell, who plays Michael Scott on The Office, and Tina Fey, who stars as Liz Lemon on 30 Rock, Date Night boasts an equally impressive cast supporting the duo, including Ray Liotta, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Mark Ruffalo, Taraji P. Henson, Common, Kristen Wiig, William Fichtner, Jimmi Simpson, Olivia Munn and Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester.
Date Night marks Shawn Levy's next directing assignment following Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
"I wanted to do a relatable, grounded character comedy about marriage and the lengths we go to preserve the spark," Levy told Daily Variety. "Tina and Steve are smart and relatable, and the tone of their comedy perfectly fits this film."
Carell is credited for his work in Horton Hears a Who!, Dan in Real Life, Even Almighty, Get Smart and will be part of several upcoming films such as Despicable Me and High T. Fey, on the other hand, has starred in Mean Girls and the comedy Baby Mama, and has recently wrapped up This Side of the Truth opposite Ricky Gervais.
What happens when you put together two of the funniest people on TV in one movie? We'll soon find out when Date Night hits theaters on April 9, 2010. While that's about 10 more months of waiting, Carell and Fey's comedy is already shaping up to be next year's most anticipated comedy.