Hot off of being cast as the voice of Luigi in Illumination and Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. animated movie, another film starring Charlie Day is making headlines. Amazon has announced that the Jason Orley-directed comedy I Want You Back is getting a global release in early 2022.
Written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (Love, Simon and This Is Us), I Want You Back follows Emma (Slate) and Peter (Day). They thought they were on the precipice of life’s biggest moments – marriage, kids, and houses in the suburbs – until their respective partners dumped them. In their thirties and terrified that they have missed their shot at happily ever after, Emma and Peter are horrified to learn that their partners have already moved on. With no prospects on the horizon and the threat of dying alone hanging over their heads, they hatch a desperate plan to put an end to their exes’ new relationships and win them back.
I’m going to make a prediction: I’ll bet you all that Emma and Peter end up together by the end of the movie. If that doesn’t happen, I’ll eat my hat, and we’ll film it for our YouTube channel.
Also starring in Orley’s family comedy are Gina Rodriguez, Scott Eastwood, Manny Jacinto, Clark Backo, Mason Gooding, Dylan Gelula, Jami Gertz, Jordan Carlos, Isabel May, and Luke David Blumm. Peter Safran and John Rickard are producing via The Safran Company with Aptaker and Berger through The Walk-Up Company.
Hell hath no fury like someone in their thirties realizing that they’ve been dumped by their significant other. The good news is that it’s not the end of the world. It might feel like it at first, but every day brings new surprises, and a better life could be waiting for you around any corner. I’m looking forward to seeing Emma and Peter sort their affairs and come out the other side feeling more loved than ever.