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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Get Hyped: The Daily Show's Jessica Williams Will Headline A Film Specifically Developed For Her



I'm pretty sure I am one of very few people on the planet who have never seen a single episode of "The Daily Show." But, after learning about comedienne/podcaster ("Two Dope Queens") Jessica Williams through a random Internet search, I am now very familiar with her particular segments on the Jon Stewart-turned-Trevor Noah hosted show. And now I am hooked. Funny, astute, engaging, and always ready to call out the dark comedy that has become our current political and pop culture landscape, I had always hoped that Jessica Williams would become the next big thing and get her own show. I mean, just look at this:



Long story short, she hasn't exactly reached Hollywood A-list status...yet. But, Monday brought the news that Williams has been cast in an as yet untitled movie that was specifically developed for her by writer/director Jim Strouse (People Places Things), alongside LaKeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Short Term 12, The Purge: Anarchy), Chris O'Dowd, and Noël Wells (Master of None). Williams will also executive produce the film. Here's a little more about it:

Jessica (Williams) is an aspiring playwright in New York City trying hard to get over a recent break-up with her boyfriend. She sees light at the end of the tunnel when she meets Boone (Chris O’Dowd), himself recently divorced. Together, they figure out a way to make it through the tough times - and in the meantime, they realize they like each other - a lot. Stanfield will portray the ex-boyfriend Jessica still carries a torch for and Wells portrays Jessica’s best friend and confidante.

I'm so ready for Williams, the movie star. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this one. 

1 comments:

Brittani Burnham said...

I'm sold already. I LOVE her segments on the Daily Show

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