Meanwhile, per the L.A. Times, Warner Bros. has been developing 'Mail-Order Groom' with Carousel Productions, Carrell's production company, and Little Stranger, which is Fey's. A 'Groom' director hasn't yet been picked, though the Times' reporting did float such names as Jay Roach, Richard Linklater and Valerie Faris. Still other names may yet surface as trial balloons, too. And regardless of who takes the director's chair, filming will be predicated on scheduling -- after Carrell and Fey go on hiatus from their respective NBC sitcoms, 'The Office' and '30 Rock,' next spring.
What is known thus far about 'Mail-Order Bride' is the idea was whipped up by Jeff Richmond, who is Fey's husband and a '30-Rock' co-producer. Robert Carlock, also a '30-Rock' co-producer, inked the script with Scott Silveri of 'Friends' and 'Joey' fame. Already the project is entering the Hollywood script-grinder, with Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who penned 'Bad Santa,' currently scribbling some rewrites.
Assuming 'Mail-Order Groom' isn't left at the filming altar, it would mark the latest on-screen partnership for Fey and Carrell, whose marrieds-meet-the-mob comedy 'Date Night' opens on April 9, 2010.