Day, Slate, Rodriguez & more to lead Amazon’s ensemble you’re wanted by me Back
As production on the romantic comedy is underway going to get, Amazon Studios has unveiled the cast for I Want Back which features an ensemble roster of stars including Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Jenny Slate (Big Mouth), Gina Rodriguez (Kajillionaire) and much more.
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Emma (Slate) and Peter (Day) thought these were on the precipice of life’s biggest moments – marriage, kids, and houses in the suburbs – until their respective partners dumped them. Within their thirties and terrified they have missed their shot at happily ever after, Peter and emma are horrified to discover that their partners have previously moved on. Without prospects coming and the risk of dying alone hanging over their heads, they hatch a desperate intend to end their exes’ new relationships and win them back.
“It’s a dream to have the ability to bring Isaac and Elizabeth’s brilliantly authentic vision to the global world! It’ll capture the hearts of our Prime Video customers surely,” Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “We couldn’t become more excited to see this phenomenal ensemble come aboard this fun and witty story that audiences will love.”
Alongside Day, Rodriguez and slate, the ensemble cast for the film is defined to add Scott Eastwood (Pacific Rim: Uprising), Manny Jacinto (The Good Place), Clark Backo (Letterkenny), Jami Gertz (Difficult People), Jordan Carlos (The First Wives Club), Midori Francis (Dash and Lily), Mason Gooding (Love, Victor), Isabel May (Alexa & Katie) and Luke David Blumm (The King of Staten Island).
The film has been penned by Love, Simon writers and This Is Us co-showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger and helmed by Jason Orley (Big Time Adolescence), with Peter John and Safran Rickard producing for The Safran Company alongside The Walk-Up Company’s Aptaker and Berger.
“I immediately fell deeply in love with Isaac and Elizabeth’s funny, heartfelt script, and I’m so honored they, together with the amazing team at Amazon are allowing me to create their timeless love story alive, and that I reach take action with this incredible band of actors,” Orley said in a statement.
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Production on I Want You Back is set to begin with in early March in Atlanta.
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