To celebrate the release of the new romantic comedy Somebody I Used To Know, which begins streaming on Amazon Prime Video this weekend, we had the pleasure of chatting with some of the film’s stars and filmmakers to find out more.
Workaholic TV producer Ally (Alison Brie) faces a major professional setback which sends her running to the comforts of her hometown. She spends a whirlwind evening reminiscing with her first love Sean (Jay Ellis) and starts to question everything about the person she’s become. Things only get more confusing when she discovers Sean is getting married to Cassidy (Kiersey Clemons) whose confidence and creative convictions remind Ally of who she used to be.
Chatting to star/co-writer Alison Brie and co-stars Jay Ellis (Top Gun: Maverick) and Kiersey Clemons (The Flash), we talk about rom-coms, the unique and unconventional story at the heart of the film, the lure of their characters, working with Haley Joel Osment and his untapped comedic genius and a little word (literally) on the Community movie, Top Gun and The Flash.
next, we talk to co-writer/director Dave Franco about the genesis of the project, moving from horror to comedy and their similarities, the films and filmmakers that have inspired him to move behind the camera, the acting advice from directors that he has taken forward into his filmmaking career, and his hope to jump back into something more spooky next time around.
You can watch the full interviews below:
Somebody I Used To Know is streaming on Amazon Prime Video from February 10th.