The Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis relationship comedy “Relanxious” is moving forward for the Allegiance Theater, with Myriad Pictures distributing internationally and selling the film this week at the AFM.
Brie Larson and Fred Armisen are also attached to star in the film, which was written and is to be directed by Christopher Storer.
The Allegiance Theater’s Daniel Dubiecki along with Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico are producing.
In the film, an anxiety-ridden Barrett (Wilde) meets agoraphobic George (Sudeikis) and the two engage in a courtship over the phone, discussing the dates they would go on if their phobias didn’t stand in the way. As the fantasies develop, the two must decide if they can put aside their fears in order to find real-life romance.
“Through Chris Storer’s highly original script and the wonderful chemistry of Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis we get to go on fantasy dates all over Chicago. It is going to be the perfect way to experience Chicago,” Myriad CEO/President Kirk D’Amico said in a statement.
“The film is Storer’s love letter to his hometown Chicago, and a throwback to classic relationship comedies from greats like James L. Brooks and Cameron Crowe,” Dubiecki said.
While I think like this looks like a great idea for a movie, I’m worried that maybe working together will mess up Jason and Liv’s relationship. Let’s pray it doesn’t.
EXCLUSIVE: Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis, Brie Larson and Fred Armisen will star inRelanxious, a relationship comedy that marks the directorial debut of writer Christopher Storer. The film will be produced by Daniel Dubiecki, who recently launched The Allegiance Theater; and Lorene Scafaria, writer/director of the upcoming Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Relanxious will shoot this summer in Chicago.
Wilde plays Barrett, an anxiety-ridden woman who meets and is smitten with George. Played by Sudeikis, George is agoraphobic and so their courtship is limited to phone conversations in which they discuss the dates they would go on if their phobias didn’t stand in the way. As the fantasies develop, the two must decide if they can put aside their fears in order to find real-life romance. Larsen plays Barrett’s sister, and Armisen plays George’s friend and only contact with the outside world. Wilde recently wrapped the Steve Carell-Jim Carrey comedy Burt Wonderstone, whileSaturday Night Live castmember Sudeikis starred in Horrible Bosses. Larsen is in21 Jump Street and Sudeikis’ fellow SNL castmember Armisen is moonlighting on the IFC series Portlandia. WME packaged the film.