What happens when a woman crippled by anxiety meets a charismatic agoraphobe? Olivia Wilde (Cowboys and Aliens) and Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses) are hoping that particular romantic comedy premise makes box office gold in their new film, Relanxious. The film will mark the directorial debut of writer Christopher Storer (Sin Bin) in a relationship comedy that explores the power of love when it’s complicated by social phobias. Wilde will star as Barrett, a woman plagued by her anxiety who falls for George (Sudeikis), a man whose fear forces him to converse with her only over the telephone. As their conversations lead to increasingly serious fantasy dates, they are tasked with putting aside their fears to find a real-life romance. Relanxious also stars Brie Larson (Scott Pilgrim vs the World) and Fred Armisen (Portlandia) and will begin shooting this summer in Chicago. Hit the jump for more on Relanxious.
Deadline reported on Relanxious, the new romantic comedy starring Wilde and Sudeikis. Wilde is currently filming The Incredible Burt Wonderstone with Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey, while Sudeikis will star as Batman in the comedy-short compilation, Movie 43. The film, produced by Daniel Dubiecki and Lorene Scafaria, will star Larson as Barrett’s sister. Larson can next be seen in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s 21 Jump Street, starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, which opens this weekend. Sudeikis’ fellow SNL cast member Armisen will play George’s friend and sole go-between with the outside world. While the premise of Relanxious does come off a bit too cutesy for my tastes, I’m quite sure that the opportunity to date Olivia Wilde is the cure for pretty much every phobia.