I predict 2019 will not only be a good year for Netflix but an even better year for comedy. Isn’t it Romantic, is an upcoming Romantic Comedy film produced by Todd Garner, and is scheduled to be released by Warner Brothers in the States, and stream exclusively in the United Kingdom on Netflix. It’s a coming of age Romantic Comedy, which proves that not all Rom-com’s are fantasy.
Isn’t It Romanic tells the story of Rebel Wilson as Natalie, an Australian architect living in New York, who has become disillusioned by love, and believes all “rom-coms” are complete fantasy. That is until she’s knocked unconscious while trying to flee a mugger, and awakens to find her entire existence and world changed. She finds herself caught in a world of cliché beauty, and self-awareness.
In order to bring her back to reality, she must fall in love and achieve her own fairytale happy ending. It’s directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, who has become a seasoned comedic director, whose past film credits include, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Bo Burnham’s sitcom Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, and the Comedy/ Slasher film, The Final Girls, which was ranked number #10 Best Horror Movie of 2015 by Rolling Stone. Read more: Pitch Perfect 4 | Vanity Fair and Isn’t it Romantic Trailer | Collider
The movie also stars Liam Hemsworth as Blake, Natalie’s client and love interest and Adam Devine as Josh, Natalie’s best friend, and other love interest. It features hilarious appearances by Priyanka Chopra as a yoga ambassador, which is only her second co-starring role. Learn more about Rebel Wilson: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/isnt-it-romantic-trailer-rebel-wilson-stars-rom-spoof-1156788 and https://www.glamour.com/story/isnt-it-romantic-trailer
A romantic comedy isn’t complete without the doting, overprotective mother, who is played by award-winning actress, Jennifer Saunders, who is best known for her Character Edina Monsoon on the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, but she’s also a prolific voice actress. Who you may recognize as the voice of the Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2, or the voice of Nana the singing sheep in the animated musical “Sing”
Rebel Wilson is much more than a funny actress; she has now become a household name in Hollywood. She decided to pursue acting after she contracted malaria, where she began to experience hallucinations, and she saw herself as an Oscar award-winning actress, these hallucinations inspired her to pursue a real career in acting.
After training at The Second City in New York, Wilson went on to play various characters in the sketch comedy series, The Wedge. She later went on to receive her big break, when after she received the role of Brynn, in Judd Apatow’s film Bridesmaids, which ended up grossing more than 200 million, and became the smash hit of 2011.
Isn’t It Romantic reunites Rebel with her Pitch Perfect co-star Adam Devine, when paired together on screen, their comedic chemistry is very apparent.
The principal photography began in 2017 and was filmed exclusively in New York City, because what other city makes a better backdrop for a romantic comedy, rather than New York. The Film was also written by actress Erin Cardillo, and writer Dana Fox, who wrote and produced How to Be Single (2016) also starring Rebel Wilson