Peter Bogdanovich (director of the legendary The Last Picture Show and therapist to the therapists on The Sopranos) has a new movie coming out called She’s Funny That Way and the trailer indicates that this is one boldly old fashioned affair. This lightly screwball character piece would have been old school even if shot when first intended over a decade ago (John Ritter was set to star at that point) but now it might be the breath of fresh air that light adult comedies need. You probably need look no further than Michael Shannon‘s line “I’ll put you down, you’re an idiot” to know if this movie is for you.
Check out the She’s Funny That Way trailer below. The film was previously titled Squirrels to the Nuts and stars Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Kathryn Hahn, Will Forte, Rhys Ifans, and Jennifer Aniston. Bogdanovich co-scripted with Louise Stratten. The film hits theaters on April 10th, 2015.
Here’s the synopsis for She’s Funny That Way:
A married Broadway director falls for a prostitute-turned-actress and works to help her advance her career.
Trailer via Yahoo: