Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis, Brie Larson and Fred Armisen will star in a relationship comedy that marks the directorial debut of writer Christopher Storer, Relanxious.
Other than being a fairly obnoxious combination of words, Relanxious follows Barrett, played by Wilde, an anxiety-ridden woman who meets and is smitten with George, played by Sudeikis. George is agoraphobic and so their courtship is limited to phone conversations in which they discuss the dates they would go on if their phobias didn’t stand in the way. As the fantasies develop, the two must decide if they can put aside their fears in order to find real-life romance. Larsen plays Barrett’s sister, and Armisen plays George’s friend and only contact with the outside world.
Wilde recently wrapped her work Steve Carell – Jim Carrey comedy Burt Wonderstone. Sudeikis is still appearing on Saturday Night Live and last appeared on the big screen in Horrible Bosses. Larsen will be seen in this month’s 21 Jump Street remake and Sudeikis’ fellow SNL castmember Armisen has been working on his IFC series Portlandia, which just got picked up for a third season.
The film will be produced by Daniel Dubiecki, who recently launched The Allegiance Theater, and Lorene Scafaria, writer/director of the upcoming Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Relanxious will shoot this summer in Chicago.