April 18, 2006

Matthew Perry getting ‘Numb’ for indie comedy

By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Matthew Perry has signed
to play a mentally unstable screenwriter in "Numb," an indie
dark comedy that marks a rare foray to the big screen for the
former "Friends" star.

Perry's character suffers from acute depersonalization
disorder, a condition so alienating and sanguine that it makes
the chronically depressed look perky. When he falls for a girl,
he puts himself through every single therapy in the book in
order to win her love.

The project marks the feature directing debut of its
Canadian-born writer, Harris Goldberg, who co-wrote and
co-produced "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo."

Perry recently wrapped Aaron Sorkin's pilot "Studio 60 on
the Sunset Strip" for NBC. The pilot is expected to be picked
up for a series. His recent feature credits include "The Whole
Ten Yards" and "Serving Sara."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter