Four new cast-members are reportedly signing on to the New Line Cinema comedy ‘How to be Single,’ expected to release next year. The cast will include Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann, Dan Stevens and Rebel Wilson, and is expected to release on Valentine’s Day weekend in 2016. The film will be based on the novel written by Liz Tucillo.
The comedy will cover the typical pitfalls of being single in the digital-age, including online-dating, blind dates, and other awkward moments in our lives that produce comedy-gold. The story tells suggests that our relationships don’t define who we are, as much as our single-life does. So we should embrace it and enjoy the free-time with ourselves.
This will be Dakota Johnson’s second Valentine’s Day film-release in a row, this year she is releasing the highly-anticipated film ’50 Shades of Grey’ with Jamie Dornan. Johnson will also star in the film ‘Black Mass’ and ‘A Bigger Splash’ both expected to release in 2015. At just 25 years-old, Johnson is one of the youngest cast-members in ‘How to be Single’ but not by much.
Rebel Wilson (25) will be continuing her comedic-streak with ‘How to be Single,’ most fans remember her as ‘Fat Amy’ in the Pitch Perfect franchise. The second film ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ will also feature Wilson, and will release on May 15, 2015. Wilson will also be lending her voice to ‘Kung Fu Panda 3,’ and will also star in the film ‘The Social Life’ which has yet to start production.
Leslie Mann (42) one of the internet’s favorite comedic-actors will be following up her role in ‘The Other Woman’. Mann is also set to star in a new installment to the ‘Vacation’ franchise, where she will play an older Audrey Griswold. That leaves Dan Stevens, who is coming from his role as Matthew Crawley from the hit series ‘Downton Abbey’. Stevens will also be featured in ‘Criminal Activities’ and ‘The Ticket’.