Day, Slate, Rodriguez & more to lead Amazon’s ensemble I Want You Back
As production on the romantic comedy is about to get underway, Amazon Studios has unveiled the cast for I Want You 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 more.
Emma (Slate) and Peter (Day) thought they were on the precipice of life’s biggest moments – marriage, kids, and houses in the suburbs – until their respective partners dumped them. In their thirties and terrified that they have missed their shot at happily ever after, Emma and Peter are horrified to learn that their partners have already moved on. With no prospects on the horizon and the threat of dying alone hanging over their heads, they hatch a desperate plan to put an end to their exes’ new relationships and win them back.
“It’s a dream to be able to bring Isaac and Elizabeth’s brilliantly authentic vision to the world! It will surely capture the hearts of our Prime Video customers,” Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “We couldn’t be more excited to see this amazing ensemble come aboard this fun and witty story that audiences will fall in love with.”
Alongside Day, Slate and Rodriguez, the ensemble cast for the film is set to include 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 is being 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 Safran and John Rickard producing for The Safran Company alongside The Walk-Up Company’s Aptaker and Berger.
“I immediately fell in love with Isaac and Elizabeth’s funny, heartfelt script, and I am so honored that they, along with the amazing team at Amazon are allowing me to bring their timeless love story to life, and that I get to do it with such an incredible group of actors,” Orley said in a statement.
Production on I Want You Back is set to begin in early March in Atlanta.
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