Dave Franco got his start in Hollywood as an actor, but here lately he’s been focusing more on behind-the-camera work. He directed his first feature, The Rental, last year. The horror flick received mostly positive reviews from critics and topped the box office for a couple weeks.
Additionally, Franco helped produce A24’s ‘Zola’ film which also performed well with critics and did great numbers at the box office.
Thanks to his recent success, Hollywood is giving Franco another directing gig. It was announced this week that the 36-year-old will direct the upcoming rom-com Somebody I Used To Know for Amazon Studios.
He co-wrote the script with his wife Alison Brie, who is also set to star in this film, alongside Jay Ellis and Kiersey Clemons.
The film follows workaholic Ally (Brie) who, on a trip to her hometown, spends a night reminiscing with her ex-boyfriend Sean (Ellis), which makes her start to question everything about the choices she’s made and the person she’s become. And things only get more confusing when she meets Cassidy (Clemons), a younger woman who reminds her of the person she used to be.
Franco told Deadline that he and Brie were inspired by the classic rom-coms from the 80s and 90s.
Alison and I love romantic comedies and were inspired by the classics from the 80’s and 90’s. We couldn’t be more excited about working with Jay and Kiersey, who are both extremely natural performers, capable of bringing levity and drama in equal measure. And we’re so grateful to have partnered with Amazon Studios, who have been incredibly supportive in helping bring this project to life.
No word on when this movie is planned to be released, but we’re assuming sometime in 2022.