If there were an award for most independent film acting and directing talent to appear in the same trailer, it would likely go to “Joshy,” the 2016 Sundance comedy starring Thomas Middleditch and Jenny Slate.
Directed by Jeff Baena (“Life After Beth”), the film also stars indie directing darlings Joe Swanberg and Alex Ross Perry alongside Aubrey Plaza, Nick Kroll, Jake Johnson, Alison Brie, and Adam Pally. The movie made news in March when Lionsgate and Hulu teamed up on a theatrical and streaming rights acquisition deal. Here’s the film’s synopsis:
After his fiancée breaks off their engagement, a man takes a trip with friends on what should have been his bachelor party weekend, and his self-absorbed friends are so focused on their own issues that they fail to ask him how he’s doing.
“Joshy” has a similar premise to a film Middleditch starred in in 2014, “Search Party,” that starts with a small bachelor party whose groom expresses doubt regarding his upcoming nuptials. When the wedding is called off half way through and the bride leaves for the honeymoon trip by herself, Middleditch tries to win her back, utimately getting kidnapped in the Mexican desert.
“Joshy” is scheduled to be released on August 12, 2016, by Lionsgate Premiere. Check out the trailer below.