If human-cyborg hybrids and rich, cyberpunk action don’t suit your fancy, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s another Scarlett Johansson vehicle coming in the not-so-distant future, and it’s literally worlds away from Masamune Shirow’s iconic manga franchise.
Its name? Rough Night, a female-led comedy directed by Broad City‘s Lucia Aniello. Flanked by Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Zoe Kravitz, and Ilana Glazer, Johansson’s bride-to-be descends on Miami ready to roll back the years with her nearest and dearest. Aniello’s wild and raunchy picture, one he co-wrote with Broad City cohort Paul W. Downs, taps into that all-too-familiar feeling of reuniting with old friends after years spent apart. It’s a universal emotion, one tinged with a warm and fuzzy feeling of nostalgia, and in outlining Rough Night to BuzzFeed, Aniello heaped praise upon his leading ladies, whose chemistry simply lights up the screen.
Their sun-kissed shenanigans soon go mortally awry, though, when their hired stripper accidentally dies in their company. What follows is a silly, riotous attempt to cover their tracks – or come clean, judging by the red band trailer above. Here’s what Lucia Aniello had to say about the film’s five girlfriends, and the unbreakable bond they share.
“It’s a movie about friendships. It was really more about honing in on our experience of having friendships from high school and college that have evolved and maybe gotten a little bit distant and what does it feel like when you reconnect with those people? Are people excited to be reunited? Are they resentful? What is that experience like?”
Like The Hangover with a gender-swapped twist, Rough Night opens on June 16th. Colton Haynes, Ty Burrell, and Demi Moore are among the supporting players.