After some odd directorial decisions of late (the contested, eyebrow-raising remakes of “Death at a Funeral” and “The Wicker Man”), acclaimed playwright and filmmaker Neil LaBute has mostly stuck to writing and making short films in the last few years.
While we’ll have to wait a little bit longer to see his next turn as a director with “This Velvet Morning,” LaBute adapted his play “Some Girl(s)” for the Daisy von Scherler Mayer-helmed film of the same name, which has it’s world premiere at SXSW on March 9th.
Adam Brody, who between this film and Whit Stillman’s “Damsels in Distress” seems to be establishing himself as the go-to leading man of literate indie wordsmiths, stars as a writer who visits all of his exes in a cross-country journey from Seattle to Boston on the eve of his wedding to make amends for his wrongdoings. Jennifer Morrison, Kristen Bell, Zoe Kazan, Mia Maestro and Emily Watson co-star as the women in his life.
The first official clip from the film has landed, which you can check out below exclusive to Indiewire, and features Brody giving free-spirited ex Tyler (Maestro, “Savages”) a basic rundown of his scheme.