“I love it when a plan comes together.” Somewhere, there’s a Hollywood producer who is taking Hannibal’s quote from The A-Team to heart, because the plan to pair up gorgeous stars Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell on rom-com Anyone But You is clearly working. How can that be when the movie is still a month away? Easy, because the Tinseltown rumor mill is buzzing that Sweeney and Powell have found real-life romance together on set. Whether it’s true or not, this is the sort of thing that makes people want to look and see for themselves if the chemistry is real.
What those interested parties will get from Anyone But You is a modern take on Much Ado About Nothing, in which Sweeney and Powell play two people who dislike one another greatly after a bad date. When they run into each other at a wedding, they decide to fake being a couple so as to avoid looking single. Low and behold, feelings start to change a little bit! It’s almost like faking being in love can make you actually fall in love! Only in the movies, folks.
Alexandra Shipp, GaTa, Hadley Robinson, and Michelle Hurd. Dermot Mulroney, Darren Barnet, and Rachel Griffiths are also in the cast. Will Gluck (Easy A) directs from a script he co-wrote with Ilana Wolpert.
Here’s the synopsis: In the edgy comedy Anyone But You, Bea and Ben look like the perfect couple, but after an amazing first date something happens that turns their fiery hot attraction ice cold – until they find themselves unexpectedly thrust together at a destination wedding in Australia. So they do what any two mature adults would do: pretend to be a couple.
Anyone But You hits theaters on December 22nd.