If you aren’t tuning into Happy Endings or haven’t yet caught the web series Burning Love (now headed to E!), then you’re missing the magic of Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael (pictured above with Paul Scheer and director Chris Nelson). The longtime writing/acting team is well known on the comedy circuit, and they just hit up Sundance with their lady buddy flick, Ass Backwards. The stars used a successful Kickstarter campaign to pay for the last five days of shooting, and now we’re able to bask in the glory of their finished project.
EW has an exclusive clip from the film, in which the women take a road trip back to their hometown to battle their childhood enemy (played by Alicia Silverstone, hurray!) in a beauty pageant. In it, they sing along with their CD copy of “Take On Me,” skips and all. The scene is based on their own real life road trip together. “The CDs that Casey brought with her were all scratched,” Raphael told EW. “Les Mis was fortunately or unfortunately the least scratched one so it got the most air time.”
We’re sure Anne Hathaway would approve — and sing along.
First off, we are ecstatic to hear that Kirsten Dunst and Lizzy Caplan—stars of two of the best teen comedies of the 00′s (Bring It On and Mean Girls, in case you’re confused)—will be doing a movie together. Not only that, it’s a comedy produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, also starring the underrated Casey Wilson (SNL, Happy Ending). Awesome! Here’s the catch: it’s about bridesmaids who hate each other!! Because all women in their 20s and 30s are secretly resentful of their friends and/or only care about getting hitched, right? At least that’s what seems to be the message from Hollywood these days.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the script currently known as The Bachelorette concerns three best friends (Dunst, Caplan, likely awesome actress to be named later) who serve as Wilson’s bridesmaids despite calling her “pigface” in high school. Phrases like “a Playboy Bunny body with a Larry David brain” and “your best friend and your worst enemy” are used to describe the ladies, so gauge your excitement accordingly. The film, to be written and directed by Terriers scribe Leslye Headland, should shoot this summer if the stars align (and especially if Bridesmaids is a hit, we’d guess).
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