Paul Rudd's Latest Movie Gives You A Double Dose Of Paul Rudd Being Paul Rudd

17 September 2019
Paul Rudd, TV, Netflix
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That's, like, eight-times the Paul Rudd we're used to

Paul Rudd seems to be one of those guys who can't set a foot wrong as of late. Eternally likable for his deadpan delivery and weirdly relatable ability to craft on-screen comedy, it's rare that he gets it dramatically wrong, even when taking on more dramatic roles or entering the superhero world. Well, aside from Mute, which tanked about as badly as it's possible to tank.

Clearly though, studios have clued on to the fact that, rather than injecting him into a dystopian future action or wedging his natural charisma into an ill-fitting spy thriller, the best way to treat Paul Rudd is to just let him be Paul Rudd as much as possible. In the case of his latest show Living With Yourself, they're letting him be Paul Rudd twice. On the same screen. Often together.

The idea behind Living With Yourself is pretty simple. Paul Rudd plays Miles Elliot, a depressed man who visits a centre that promises to genetically modify him to improve his skills and sense of overall satisfaction in life. Instead, he awakens in a grave, having been replaced in real-life by a clone that's identical to him, yet superior.

"Told from multiple perspectives and intersecting storylines," writes a plot overview from Netflix, "the eight episode series stars Paul Rudd, Paul Rudd and Aisling Bea, and was created and written by Emmy Award winner Timothy Greenberg (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), and directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (The Battle of the Sexes, Little Miss Sunshine)."

Eventually, after trying and failing to co-exist with his clone, the real Miles plans to murder him.

Living With Yourself will premiere on the streaming service on October 18.

Rudd will also be reprising his role as Ant-Man in the upcoming Disney+ superhero series What If?, which is set to debut in 2021. Until then, you'll also be able to catch him in the Between Two Ferns film as well as alongside Finn Wolfhard, Sigourney Weaver and Dan Aykroyd in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, Ghostbusters 2020.

Looking for something to watch until then? Check out our breakdown of the best, most underrated TV crime dramas you can stream in Australia right now, as well as the latest news surrounding HBO's planned second Game of Thrones prequel.

Via GQ Australia