It looks like Dave Franco is trying to follow in the footsteps of John Krasinski. As you all know, Krasinski directed/co-wrote the horror-thriller A Quiet Place back in 2018. The movie starred his wife Emily Blunt.
Franco is attempting to do something very similar. He will be making his directorial debut with the thriller film ‘The Rental‘ starring his wife, Alison Brie.
In the film, Brie co-stars alongside Dan Stevens as a couple who set out on a double date vacation with two of their friends.
But things take a turn for the unsettling when secrets start to come out and it starts to feel like the four friends might not be alone.
Franco co-wrote the script for this film with Joe Swanberg, the creator of the Netflix series, Easy, which Franco acted in.
IFC Films purchased the rights to the film this week and for right now, they plan to release it on July 24, 2020.
Franco released the following statement:
I’ve admired the IFC brand and their films for as long as I can remember. I couldn’t be more excited about partnering with them for my directorial debut. They have such a strong track record when it comes to elevated genre films, which makes them the perfect home for THE RENTAL.
First there was John Krasinski directing his wife Emily Blunt in ‘A Quiet Place‘ and now you have Dave Franco directing his wife Alison Brie in his upcoming directoral debut, The Rental.
Franco reportedly co-wrote the script with Joe Swanberg. Not much is known about the plot, but we do know it’s a horror flick centering on two couples who rent a vacation home for a celebratory weekend.
In addition to Brie, Dan Stevens has joined the cast. He has experience in the indie horror world. He played the lead role in the surprisingly delightful 2014 film, The Guest.
Franco told Deadline he “couldn’t be more excited… to be working with such an amazing group of actors for my directorial debut.”
Shooting is expected to begin in April in Oregon. No word on a release date, but it’ll likely be in 2020 sometime. Or who knows, maybe they’ll move fast and release it late this year for Halloween. We’ll keep you posted.
Do you have a religious grandma? Maybe an aunt who loves to go to church every Sunday? If so, you need to call them up and tell them to clear their schedule for June 30.
The Little Hours stars Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and Kate Micucci as three nuns who are a little cavalier about the rules. And they only get more unruly when the hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco) arrives at the convent.
And by now, you probably realize this is not a great film to watch with your sweet grandma. This second trailer released today is the SFW version. If you’d like to watch the NSFW trailer, you can click on this link to check it out.
In addition to the actors mentioned above, the film also stars John C. Reilly, Nick Offerman and Molly Shannon. You can check out the official synposis and trailer below. The Little Hours will hit theaters June 30, 2017.
Medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry.