Jay Ellis stars alongside Brie, who co-wrote the script with her real-life husband, director Franco.
Jay Ellis is now just someone Alison Brie knew in a new rom-com about regretting letting “the one” go.
Brie co-wrote the Prime Video romantic comedy “Somebody I Used to Know” with real-life husband Dave Franco, who directs. The producer duo previously worked together on the thriller “The Rental,” which was Franco’s directorial debut.
“Somebody I Used to Know” stars Brie as workaholic TV producer Ally, who returns to her hometown after losing her job and reconnects with her first love, Sean (Jay Ellis). The only problem? Sean is engaged to the perfect woman, Cassidy (Kiersey Clemons), who reminds Ally of who she used to be…and who she could have become. According to the official logline, the film is an unusual love story about three people who unexpectedly help each other rediscover who they really are, where they came from and where they are going.
Brie’s “Community” co-star Danny Pudi also stars Haley Joel Osment, Julie Hagerty and Amy Sedaris.
Franco shared a Instagram video to debut his trailer for “Somebody I Used to Know,” which he says was inspired by classic rom-coms from the 80s and 90s.
“It’s all just nostalgic about when we first met and found a tape from 10 years ago,” Franco shared with Brie. “This is a real recording of Alison expressing her love for me. I saved it on my phone as “Alison, Drunk”.
Brie previously told IndieWire that while she co-wrote the dark comedy “Spin Me Round,” she drew on her dating experiences before meeting Franco. The less-than-ideal suitors Brie faced led to “Spin Me Round” and revealed moments in my life where I felt uncomfortable but couldn’t quite figure out why I was uncomfortable, so I felt like I wasn’t. “I don’t really need to say anything right now,” Brie said. “There’s nuance to these scenes because a lot of them are based on stories I’ve told about weird experiences with men that, frankly, have changed my own perspective even in the last few years. I’ll say, “Listen to this funny story I’ve been telling for a long time,” and then I’ll go something like, “I think it’s kind of a traumatic story. I guess it wasn’t that cool when I went with the guy who was my teacher.
“Somebody I Used to Know” premieres February 10 on Prime Video.
Watch the trailer below.
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