Lea Michele & Kate Upton Join 'The Layover' From William H. Macy & This Actually Sounds Like A Great Comedy Match
What do you get when you cross William H. Macy, Lea Michele, and Kate Upton? Apparently, a new "sex comedy," that's what. Yeah, I hear you, fellow Shameless and Glee fans — this is pretty darn intriguing. And, your interest will be even further piqued when you hear what it's all about. Deadline explains the premise of the film, The Layover , starring Lea Michele and Kate Upton, as a quirky one: The site relays that, "Michele and Upton play a pair of lifelong best friends who decide to avoid their problems by taking a vacation only to find that their plane has been rerouted due to a hurricane warning. To make matters worse, the two friends find themselves battling for the same guy during an extended layover in St. Louis."
The site also reports that David Hornsby and Lance Krall will write the script.
Now, if you aren't as familiar with the likes of Michele or Upton, you may be skeptical since this is the first time both actresses are taking the main stage in a film: Sure, Michele was part of the ensemble cast in New Year's Eve and Upton played a role in The Other Woman, but this is both women's first chance to really shine on the big screen.
And, rest assured, Macy, who will direct, promises us all that they're going to do a bang up job. Deadline quotes the Shameless actor as saying, "The minute I met Lea and Kate, the film began to focus for me. They are singular, ambitious funny women in full. This is going to be fun.” You know, the dude holds some serious weight in Hollywood, and I am inclined to believe him.
But, if you aren't as trusting as I am, here are a few reasons why you should give Michele and Upton a chance:
1. Michele is a pro at comedy.
She was nominated for two Golden Globes and an Emmy for her role as Rachel Berry in Glee.
2. Upton held her own along side Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in The Other Woman.
But, needless to say, in this movie she'll actually get to prove her chops with a solidified lead role.
3. It'll be refreshing to see different actresses get a chance at movie magic.
Listen, I love me some J. Law, I really do, but I feel like it is a purely Lawrence and Shailene Woodley world and I'm just living in it.
Time to switch it up!