‘The Materialists’: Celine Song’s Rom-Com To Star Dakota Johnson, Chris Evans, And Pedro Pascal

Celine Song had the kind of debut feature any filmmaker would die for. Past Lives debuted at Sundance to rave reviews but went on to be one of the most awarded films of the year, heavily discussed by those who felt it deserved more than the two Oscar nominations it received, even if one was for Best Picture. Count me among that group. It’s an unforgettable movie and has everyone on pins and needles to know what she’ll do next. Well, now we know, and there’s good reason to be excited.

Deadline reports Celine Song’s new film is The Materialists, and it has the incredible cast of Dakota Johnson, Chris Evans, and Pedro Pascal already attached. Damn. Of course, A24 will be handling this one just as they did Past Lives because it would be stupid to get off this train when it’s just started chugging.

Details on the plot are few, but the report states it’ll be a rom-com that centers on a matchmaker who gets involved with a rich man but still pines for the broke guy she left behind.

So a definite change of pace for Song, but with that cast it might not even matter. All three are incredibly popular and hot right now, so we could see The Materialists be more than a critical favorite.

Travis Hopson
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.