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Mambo Italiano: Aubrey Plaza & Alison Brie Among Regs in Jeff Baena’s “The Little Hours”

Usual contributors Aubrey Plaza and Paul Weitz, Life After Beth‘s John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon, Joshy‘s Alison Brie and Adam Pally and a slew of names in Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Fred Armisen, Jon Gabrus, Jemima Kirke, Nick Offerman, Paul Reiser and Lauren Weedman are part of ensemble that has, according to Deadline, already been assembled for Jeff Baena‘s third feature film. Shot in Italy, The Little Hours was likely shot quickly, digitally and not much time after he premiered Joshy in Sundance’s U.S. Dramatic Comp. The project was produced by Destro Films’ Liz Destro while StarStream Media and Bow and Arrow Entertainment will executive produce and finance alongside Productivity Media in partnership with Concourse. The film was also executive produced by Exhibit Entertainment and Foton Pictures.

Gist: With nothing to go on except that this is a dark comedy, if we reference his last film, this will be a talkie ensemble item.

Worth Noting: Barna’s first cred is I Heart Huckabees.

Do We Care?: Picked up by Lionsgate, the hot tub friendly Joshy is definitely a notch above his debut film and we could imagine how an Italian backdrop could enhance character dynamics and add a level of complexity to what could be a more sinister, noir tone.


Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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