Comedian-actor Rory Scovel has joined Amy Schumer in the comedy I Feel Pretty as the film heads into production this week.
Michelle Williams and Emily Ratajkowski also are signed on to star in the film that serves as the directorial debut of screenwriters Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein.
The story, with a script by Kohn and Silverstein, centers on an ordinary woman (Schumer) who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis. One day, she wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman in the world. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?
Scovel will play a man who is drawn to Schumer’s character’s newfound confidence. Scovel is replacing Rafe Spall, who is no longer attached to the project due to an unforeseen travel issue that couldn’t be resolved prior to the start of production this week.
Schumer will also produce along with Wonderland Sound and Vision’s McG and Mary Viola with Voltage Pictures’ Alissa Phillips, Dominic Rustam and Nicolas Chartier. Kevin Kane, a frequent collaborator of Schumer’s, will co-produce. Voltage’s Jonathan Deckter will executive produce as will Justin Bursch. The film will shoot in New York and Boston.
STXfilms picked up the U.S. distribution rights to the film during the Cannes Film Festival in May. It’s set for release on June 29, 2018.
Scovel was most recently seen in the comedy The House with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. An established stand-up comedian, his recent special, Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up For the First Time, debuted on Netflix in June. He’s repped by UTA, Mosaic and Schreck Rose.