Making a terrific first casting announcement, Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis, Brie Larson, and Fred Armisen have been announced as the leading cast of the comedy, Relanxious.
Christopher Storer (the upcoming comedy Sin Bin) will make his directorial debut, and Daniel Dubiecki (Up in the Air) and Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World) are attached as producers.
“Wilde plays Barrett, an anxiety-ridden woman who meets and is smitten with George. Played by Sudeikis, George is agoraphobic and so their courtship is limited to phone conversations in which they discuss the dates they would go on if their phobias didn’t stand in the way. As the fantasies develop, the two must decide if they can put aside their fears in order to find real-life romance. Larsen plays Barrett’s sister, and Armisen plays George’s friend and only contact with the outside world.”
I’m a big fan of Wilde’s in particular (if you watch House or have seen any of her films, I’m sure you will be too), and thought Sudeikis was brilliant in last summer’s Horrible Bosses – if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it; it’s a lot of fun.
Brie Larson (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) is also a fantastic actress, and you can catch her in cinemas from this Friday in 21 Jump Street. And whilst I’m not particularly familiar with Armisen, I hear that he’s a great comedian on Saturday Night Live, and that his TV show Portlandia is one to check out.
So essentially, Relanxious has a lot of potential going for it right off the bat. (Though I think a title change could be in order, because ‘Relanxious’ isn’t the best, in my books.) A promising project for sure. More news as we get it.
(Side-note: If you haven’t seen the trailer for Lorene Scafaria’s directorial debut, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, you must click here to watch it.)