AFM 2012: Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis' 'Relanxious' Moving Forward
Relationship comedy Relanxious -- starring Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis -- is moving forward.
Myriad Pictures announced Saturday it is shopping The Allegiance Theater project to foreign buyers at the American Film Market after picking up international rights.
Christopher Storer will direct from his original script.
Wilde stars as the anxiety-ridden Barrett, who takes up with an agoraphobic, played by Sudeikis. The two engage in a courtship over the phone, discussing the dates they would go on if their phobias didn't stand in the way. As the fantasies develop, the two must decide if they can put aside their fears in order to find real-life romance.
The Allegiance Theater's Daniel Dubiecki (Up in the Air, Juno) is producing with Myriad CEO-president Kirk D'Amico.
Brie Larson (21 Jump Street, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) and Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live) are also attached to star.
"Through Chris Storer's highly original script and the wonderful chemistry of Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis we get to go on fantasy dates all over Chicago. It is going to be the perfect way to experience Chicago", stated Myriad CEO/President Kirk D'Amico.
Added Dubiecki: "The film is Storer's love letter to his hometown Chicago, and a throwback to classic relationship comedies from greats like James L. Brooks and Cameron Crowe."
The Allegiance Theater's slate also includes the upcoming Money Monster, directed by Jodie Foster and being sold at AFM by IM Global, and Kristen Bell comedy Dance of the Mirlitons.