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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. 


Brittani Burnham said...

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

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