The first time I saw Kerry Washington it was in Save The Last Dance. It's a romantic movie to be sure, with Washington in a supporting role — and a far cry from her most breakout vehicle, in Scandal. Washington's next film will be a romantic comedy, circling back to her roots while also reflecting that it is now she — and not, say, Julia Stiles — who reigns supreme. And it sounds like just the kind of film to balance out all that Scandal hyperdrama.
Washington's appeared in romantic comedies since Save The Last Dance, of course — most recently Tina Gordon Chism's 2013 film Peeples, in which she co-starred with Craig Robinson and David Alan Grier. But with Scandal as continuously and intensely, um, batshit cray as it is, it just makes sense that Washington would want to cleanse her fanbase's palate with a traditional romantic comedy. Olivia and Fitz may like to pretend they're a normal Vermont-going, baby-havin' couple every once in a while, but this project actually seems like it has a couple whose very union might not destroy the entirety of America and the two people involved in it!
The film will be directed by The Best Man and Best Man Holiday director Malcolm D. Lee, with a script from Girl Most Likely's Michelle Morgan and DJ Richardson. Here's Deadline's description:
The comedy begins with a woman dressing for her wedding, and it ends with a walk down the aisle. Washington plays the bride, and the story is told in flashbacks that cycle through the three major relationships of her life. The big question: Who’s at the end of that final walk, waiting for her at the altar?
Sounds pretty much like that Ryan Reynolds movie Definitely, Maybe, but with Abigail Breslin swapped out with a wedding as a framing device.
As long as the person at the end of the aisle is neither a United States president or Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III, I am game.