Sleeping With Other People

Alison Brie Mad Men

Writer/director/playwright Leslye Headland has a knack for writing uncomfortably honest characters that aren’t afraid to get messy when it comes to the game of love. Although her Bachelorette didn’t make a fan out of me when it premiered back at Sundance 2012, the film has steadily grown on me over time, and Headland’s recent crack at rescripting About Last Night for a new audience is unabashedly funny and just plain brave. The multi-hyphenate is now turning her particular charms to Sleeping With Other People, her next film project that looks to dive deep into the dark heart of modern love. The film is already set to star Jason Sudeikis, but it recently lost its leading lady (Kirsten Dunst, who previously starred in Bachelorette) when the actress needed to drop out of the project due to scheduling conflicts. The film centers on a womanizer — played by Sudeikis — who falls for a serial cheater (who would have been played by Dunst), so it’s pretty essential to cast that leading lady ASAP. But who could it be? According to THR, it just might be the sweet-faced Alison Brie.

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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions has a new comedy coming our way. According to a report from Variety, they’re now backing Bachelorette writer/director Leslye Headland’s new romantic comedy, Sleeping With Other People, which is about a devil may care womanizer and a woman who’s a remorseful serial-cheater getting together and teaching each other about life and stuff. Apparently what first starts off as a platonic relationship based around their shared interest in having sex with as many different people as possible eventually leads to a mutual attraction, and then complication. Headland having a new movie in the works isn’t the only news here though. Sleeping With Other People also has its stars in place as part of its deal. The same report says that Jason Sudeikis and Kirsten Dunst are all signed to play the promiscuous leads. This, of course, will be Dunst’s second teaming with Headland, as she was also one of the stars of Bachelorette. Sudeikis, for his part, will be working with the director for the first time, but does have quite a bit of experience working with the Gary Sanchez people due to his involvement in things like their HBO show Eastbound & Down and their 2012 comedy The Campaign. Everyone here should feel pretty comfortable working together, which hopefully leads to at least a few more laughs than the just-kind-of-mean-spirited Bachelorette. Headland was a staff writer on the outstanding show Terriers, so there’s definitely a possibility that her feature work could show […]

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