CBS Films announced today that Adam Devine (Workaholics, Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates), Alexandra Shipp (Love Simon, X-Men: Apocalypse), Ron Funches (Trolls, Undateable), Charlyne Yi (Second Act, Twin Peaks) Wanda Sykes (Black-ish, A Bad Moms Christmas), Michael Peña (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Narcos: Mexico), Justin Hartley (This Is Us, A Bad Moms Christmas) and Rose Byrne (Spy, Instant Family) are set to star in “Lexi.”
Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (Bad Moms, The Hangover) are directing from their screenplay with Suzanne Todd (Bad Moms, Alice in Wonderland) producing.
According to the studio, “Lexi” is a comedy about what can happen when you love your phone more than anything else in your life. Byrne will play the voice of LEXI, an omnipresent AI assistant who takes her job of ‘making his life better’ much too seriously.
Writer/director Jon Lucas commented on the film in today’s announcement adding, “We are extremely grateful to have such an incredible cast. Clearly they haven’t watched any of our prior work.”
“Speaking for everyone perpetually enamored with, and increasingly terrified by, how well their phone knows them, I look forward to this extraordinary group of actors and filmmakers exploring the side effects of too much tech.” Commented CBS Films President Terry Press, who continued, “I think audiences will agree that some romances are better when you disconnect.”
Mark Ross and Alex Ginno are overseeing the project for CBS Films which began production in early January in California.
While the studio has confirmed the cast, we don’t have a premiere date yet for the film. The next project from CBS Films is “Five Feet Apart” starring Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse. That film is a YA romantic drama that follows seventeen-year-old Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson), a cystic fibrosis patient. Grant’s life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control – all of which is put to the test when she meets an impossibly charming fellow patient named Will Newman (Cole Sprouse).