Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed that principal photography has begun on the New Line Cinema comedy “How to Be Single.” The film stars Dakota Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Grey”), Rebel Wilson (“Pitch Perfect”), Alison Brie (“Get Hard”), Damon Wayans, Jr. (“Let’s Be Cops”) and Leslie Mann (“This is 40,” upcoming “Vacation”), under the direction of Christian Ditter (“Love, Rosie,” “The Crocodiles”).
The studio describes the film stating, “There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then…there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.”
“How to Be Single” also stars Jason Mantzoukas (“Neighbors,” TV’s “The League”), Anders Holm (“Neighbors,” upcoming “The Intern”), Nicholas Braun (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) and Jake Lacey (HBO’s “Girls”).
Ditter is directing the comedy from a screenplay by Dana Fox (“Couples Retreat,” “What Happens in Vegas”) and Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein (“The Vow,” “He’s Just Not That Into You”), based on the book by Liz Tucillo (TV’s “Sex & the City,” He’s Just Not That Into You). John Rickard and Fox are producing the film. Marcus Viscidi and Michele Weiss are serving as executive producers, along with Nancy Juvonen and Drew Barrymore, under their Flower Films banner.
Ditters’ behind-the-scenes creative team is headed by his frequent collaborator, director of photography Christian Rein, as well as production designer Steve Saklad (“Juno,” “Up in the Air”), editor Tia Nolan (“Friends with Benefits”) and costume designer Leah Katznelson (“Enough Said,” “21 Jump Street”).
“How to Be Single” is being filmed entirely in and around New York City. A New Line Cinema production, it will be released worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.