Dave Franco To Direct Alison Brie And Kiersey Clemons In Amazon Rom-Com ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’

It’s so nice to see a husband and wife duo that enjoys working together the way Dave Franco and Alison Brie do. Following on Franco’s directorial debut, The Rental (which was pretty damn good), that starred Brie in a lead role, the two are teaming up again on an “elevated” rom-com titled Somebody that I Used to Know for Amazon Studios.

Brie and Franco co-wrote the film together, and she will take an acting role while he steps behind the camera as director. Also in the cast are Jay Ellis (Insecure) and Kiersey Clemons (Dope).  The story “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.”

Here’s what Franco had to say about the announcement:

“Alison and I love romantic comedies and were inspired by the classics from the 80’s and 90’s,” said Franco. “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.”

Franco and Brie previously acted together in The Disaster Artist and The Little Hours. What’s that they say? The couple that plays together, stays together? Well, this is work but clearly they love it and so far it’s brought them both success.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.