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Thomas Lennon to Play Matthew Perry's Buddy in 'The Odd Couple'

March 14, 2014 (6:12 am) GMT
The 'Reno 911' star is attached to play the uptight Felix Ungar, the mismatched roommate to Perry's easygoing Oscar Madison.

has found his "Old Couple". Variety learns that 43-year-old Thomas Lennon, who appeared in "" and "", is tapped to play Felix Ungar, the uptight roommate to Perry's easygoing Oscar Madison.

The mismatched couple is based on the characters on the 1970s TV series of the same name which was adapted from the Neil Simon-written Broadway play. Jack Klugman and Tony Randall starred in the original TV show, while Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau played in the movie version.

The new multi-camera comedy project has received a script plus penalty commitment from CBS. Perry, 44, will also co-produce and co-write the pilot for the upcoming revamped take on "".

"Ever since seeing the movie 'The Odd Couple' when I was 10 years old, it has been a dream for me to play Oscar Madison," he once said. "To be given the opportunity to develop a modern version of it for CBS has put a permanent smile across my face."

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