Nick Hornby’s writings, whether it be in book or screenplay form, usually tend to be huge creative hits (High Fidelity, About A Boy, Wild), so the anticipation is definitely high with Juliet, Naked.
Based on Hornby’s novel and directed by Jesse Peretz (his first feature credit since 2011’s Our Idiot Brother), Love, Naked centers on a woman named Annie (Rose Byrne) who strikes up a bond with obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). Complications arise, as Annie’s boyfriend Duncan (Chris O’Dowd) has had a lifetime obsession with Crowe’s music.
Hawke and Byrne have their share of experience with romantic comedies and they display a natural chemistry. O’Dowd, seen earlier this year in The Cloverfield Paradox, previously worked with Byrne on Bridesmaids. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Juliet, Naked opens nationwide August 17.