The project is just the latest female-driven movie at STXfilms, whose first 11 releases either starred women or were directed by women. The company’s next six releases —Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Molly’s Game, Gringo, A Bad Moms Christmas and The Happytime Murders — also feature women in leading roles.
“We have been looking for ways to work with Annie since launching STX, and when she came to us with this idea, we knew right away that we wanted to make this movie with her,” STX’s Adam Fogelson said in a statement. “This is a modern day look at love, dating and hookups with a very contemporary and authentic voice that speaks to a generation that casually swipes right to find a mate. As technology has allowed for a new era for matchmaking, it also comes with a lot of comedy and consequences and Anne wanted to explore that territory in funny, relevant and very unexpected ways.”
“I am excited to be collaborating with STXfilms on this movie. It’s been really heartening how willing they are to take risks and explore what we all hope will be a great and modern comedic story,” added Hathaway, who currently stars in the acclaimed indie Colossal, and will next be seen in Oceans 8.
Kohn and Silverstein previously penned the hit comedies How to Be Single and He’s Just Not That Into You , as well as the successful drama The Vow.
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