Her partner on the screenplay was documentary filmmaker David Schisgall (Very Young Girls), and the film boasts a nice crop of big name indie producers, including Anthony Bregman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Little Miss Sunshine's Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub. Bregman says the appeal lies in the fact that we all have idiot brothers (I have two brothers, neither of whom is an idiot -- does that mean it's me?). Of course, the real appeal here is Rudd, who we all want to see humorously dealing with an overbearing mother (please, Bregman, bring back your Lovely & Amazing matriarch, Brenda Blethyn) and three eclipsing sisters -- hopefully one of them is played by Bregman reg Catherine Keener.
Speaking of past collaborators, this will be a reunion for Rudd and Peretz, who worked together on the latter's 2001 comedy The Chateau, in which Rudd played the brother of Romany Malco (yep). Hopefully My Idiot Brother has as good a tagline as that gem: "They own the house .... but who rules the roost?"