Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson are each coming off good years, with the former having shed her Big Bang Theory image to star in acclaimed comedy mystery The Flight Attendant, and the latter starring in two well received films in the form of Big Time Adolescence and The King Of Staten Island. They’re hoping to continue their good form by starring in a romantic comedy together.
The film has a time travel theme and is titled Meet Cute, revolving around the question of whether you would go back in time and fix your partner and their problems to make them more perfect for you now. Alex Lehmann, who helmed the funny but also extremely emotional indie Paddleton, will direct from a script by Noga Pnueli.
Akiva Goldsman will produce alongside his Weed Road partners Gregory Lessans and Rachel Reznick, as well as Santosh Govindaraju and Dan Reardon of Convergent Media. Like Paddleton – and Lehmann’s other film, Blue Jay – Meet Cute appears to be currently in development as an indie, as it’s not set up at a traditional studio or streamer right now.
Although the romantic comedy genre is nowhere near the multiplex powerhouse it once was, some bigger names have been migrating back to the genre in recent months. George Clooney and Julia Roberts signed on to star in Ticket To Paradise back in March, while Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock are teaming up for action-romcom The Lost City Of D.
In addition to that, Billy Eichner is writing and starring in gay romcom Bros, while Lindsay Lohan recently signed on to star in a holiday themed romcom for Netflix. It will be interesting to see where the genre is in a few years if a number of these films hit it big with audiences.
Cuoco’s The Flight Attendant was recently renewed for a second season, while she’s currently developing a Doris Day project based on the singer’s official biography as a part of her production company’s overall deal with Warner Bros. She’ll next be seen alongside Woody Harrelson and Kevin Hart in action-comedy The Man From Toronto.
Davidson is expected to finally depart Saturday Night Live soon, as his movie career is taking off thanks to roles in James Gunn‘s upcoming The Suicide Squad, Netflix’s Joey Ramone biopic, sneaker movie American Sole, and A24 slasher Bodies, Bodies, Bodies.
He’ll next be seen in Vietnam war movie The Things They Carried alongside Tom Hardy and Tye Sheridan.