The screwball comedy may be best associated with the classic Hollywood era, but the form isn’t dead just yet. Peter Bogdanovich will deliver his “She’s Funny That Way” later this year, but first is “Wild Canaries.” And both movies take madcap antics, add them to the modern milieu, and stir it up with a lot of energy. And today we have an exclusive clip from the Brooklyn-based concoction.
Sophia Takal, Alia Shawkat, Annie Parisse, Jason Ritter, and Kevin Corrigan star in the film, written and directed by Lawrence Michael Levine (who also has a role), that follows a newly engaged couple who become drawn into the death of their downstairs neighbor. She believes it was foul play, he doesn’t, but once the unofficial investigation is underway, secrets are uncovered and everyone becomes a suspect.
“Wild Canaries” opens in theaters and VOD on Wednesday, February 25th. Watch below.