It’s always exciting when an indie director steps up, gets out of their mumbly ghetto and starts to really take off with actors that aren’t just their friends. From the world of mumblecore, Drake Doremus had terrific results with Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Ryan in “Breathe In” and “Like Crazy,” and Joe Swanberg’s “Drinking Buddies” really cooked beyond what he’d made before thanks to the awesome chemistry of Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson and Anna Kendrick. Next up in the field is director Andrew Bujalski, known for lo-fi indies such as “Mutual Appreciation” and “Computer Chess.”
His latest is a big change for the filmmaker, an “unconventional” romantic comedy with a star-filled cast. Called “Results,” the movie stars Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker and “House Of Cards” star Constance Zimmer.
Set in the fitness industry, the film follows two mismatched personal trainers, Trevor (Pearce) and Kat (Smulders), who surrender to love, propelled by the actions of a newly wealthy client, Danny (Corrigan). The film recently completed production in Austin and Marfa, Texas and New York City. A national release is planned for 2015.
Should we peg this one for a Sundance premiere first? One of 2015’s Most Anticipated? It definitely sounds intriguing, and either way is one to watch.