Newswire: Veep’s Matt Walsh to star in rom-com

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Cannes is underway, providing a steady stream of news for cinephiles who couldn’t make the trip to France. Included among the many dispatches is the news that Veeps Matt Walsh has landed a lead role in an upcoming romantic comedy. Walsh will be shilling and presumably swilling bourbon in Under The Eiffel Tower, which is precisely where his 50-year-old salesman character will have his heart broken by a woman half his age. He’ll then go on a journey of self-discovery, fueled by lots and lots of wine (in vino veritas and all that).

It’s not the freshest concept for a project—the report even describes it as being “in the vein of Sidewaysbut at least Walsh will be joined by some comedic heavy hitters. His Veep castmate, Gary Cole, is on deck, as well as David Wain and Michaela Watkins. The French are well represented ...