Earlier this year, we told you that Andy Samberg’s rom-com ‘Palm Springs‘ was a massive hit at the Sundance Film Festival. The audience loved the movie, and Hulu/Neon purchased the film for an insane price.
It was the biggest sale in the festival’s history, reportedly going for $17.5 million. Although, reports later suggested it ended up being closer to $22 million.
Hulu was expected to bring the film to theaters, but thanks to the coronavirus, they’re changing things a bit. They plan to release the film on their streaming service on July 10. It’ll also be released inside some drive-in theaters.
It’s a bit of a surprising move, given how much Hulu paid for the movie. But I suppose they have watched other studios have success with these on demand releases, so they figured, “Why not?’
Plus Samberg is still insanely popular online, so his audience will be a perfect test.
According to early reviews, this film features a “different take” on the Groundhog Day concept.
Andy Samberg plays a character named Nyles who is stuck in a time loop in Palm Springs where he relives the day of his girlfriend’s best friend’s wedding. He meets the bride’s sister, Sarah (Cristin Milioti), at the wedding.and after a night of fun with her she ends up following him into a strange cave that causes the time loop and she gets stuck in the time loop with Nyles.
Sounds interesting enough for me. I’m really excited for this film. Hopefully it doesn’t disappoint.