Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones are back together again, so you can call it a “Parks & Recreation“/”I Love You, Man” reunion, sort of (in case you forget, Samberg made an amazing guest appearance on the NBC sitcom). Anyway, here’s “Celeste And Jesse Forever.”
Jones co-wrote the script with Will McCormack about a divorced couple’s bid to stay friends after they split. ‘Forever’ made the Black List back in 2008 and the film has come close to being made twice now — once at Fox Atomic, until the studio closed, and last year at Overture, with “The King of Kong” helmer Seth Gordon on board to direct. Again, however, the studio shut down as the film was gearing up for production, and it looked like the project might be lost in development hell. But by hook or by crook not only has this been made — with “The Vicious Kind” director Lee Toland Krieger at the helm — it has a great cast assembled including Ari Graynor, Chris Messina, Elijah Wood and Emma Roberts.
The film premieres at Sundance next month. Here’s your synopsis and pics from the film:
Celeste and Jesse met in high school, married young, and at 30, decide to get divorced but remain best friends while pursuing other relationships.