Considered ahead of its time, writer-director-producer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson parlayed her canceled MTV’s Sweet/Vicious gig into a directorial debut featuring the likes of Brittany Snow, Rosario Dawson, Gina Rodriguez and Lakeith Stanfield. Production began on Someone Great back in April, and Netflix swooped in for rights on the romantic comedy early on. Perhaps a festival detour is possibility.
Gist: The film follows a young woman (Rodriguez) who suffers a devastating breakup and decides to seek adventure in New York City with her two best friends before she moves across the country for her dream job. Brittany Snow and DeWanda Wise will play Rodriguez’s two best friends, while Stanfield is poised to play Rodriguez’s ex-boyfriend.
Production Co./Producers: I Can and I Will Productions’ Gina Rodriguez, Feigco Entertainment’s Paul Feig and Jessie Henderson (A Simple Favor), Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and Peter Cron (The Land of Steady Habits).
Prediction: A longshot for the fest’s Premieres section. SXSW or Tribeca more likely.
U.S. Distributor: Netflix.