Rough Night

Release date:  June 16, 2017

Directed by Lucia Aniello. Produced by Lucia Aniello, Dave Becky, Paul W. Downs, Matthew Tolmach. Written by Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs.

First Look! Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon Have One Epic Bachelorette Party in Rough Night

Girls just wanna have fun!

Scarlett Johansson leads the cast of Rough Night — an R-rated comedy about a bachelorette party gone way wrong — and PEOPLE has the exclusive first look at the film, due in theaters June 16.

Joined by Zoë Kravitz, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer and Kate McKinnon, Johansson confidently struts ahead of the group wearing a sash that marks her as the “bride to be” while the rest wear one that says “friend of the bride.” The ladies all seem excited for the epic night to come as McKinnon pushes a suitcase printed with international flags.

The stars play five best friends from college who reunite in Miami 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend. But when the partying ends up taking a dark turn and they accidentally kill a male stripper, the longtime friends are forced to put their heads together and cover up the accident.

“It’s hilarious,” McKinnon tells PEOPLE of the script, penned by Broad City‘s Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello. (Colton Haynes, Demi Moore and Ty Burrell round out the film’s cast.) The Saturday Night Live Emmy winner also dishes on her costars — take a look at their individual posters (with clues about their characters) below!

Scarlett Johansson

“Scarlett Johansson is a great actress — really funny,” McKinnon says. “She improvises really funny stuff and it’s really rare to find the two rolled into one. And it’s such a cool thing to watch her just work. I sort of just sit there and go, ‘Wow, look at that.’ ”

Zoë Kravitz

“Zoë Kravitz is a great lady. Blair is so uptight and Zoë is so cool in real life,” McKinnon reveals. “I think that her coolness in real life is adding another dimension to this character and it’s really cool to watch.”

Ilana Glazer

“Ilana Glazer is what we call a spitfire,” McKinnon says. “You give her something to do and she just — it snaps, it crackles, it pops. She makes everything so much her own and she’s such a cool character in real life. I’ve known her for so long and she just always brings all of herself to it. And she’s so magnetic to watch.”

Jillian Bell

“You’d be hard-pressed to find a funnier person,” McKinnon admits. “Jillian Bell is just improvising the funniest stuff I’ve ever heard. And she brings an absolute manic sincerity and devotion to this character that is so grounded and believable.” 

Kate McKinnon

McKinnon’s character, meanwhile, is labeled the “party down under” with a jar of Vegemite sticking out of it.


Rough Night (2017)

Five best friends from college (played by Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz) reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amidst the craziness of trying to cover it up, they’re ultimately brought closer together when it matters most.

Directed by:   Lucia Aniello

Starring:   Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Zoe Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, Ty Burrell, Dean Winters, Ryan Cooper, Paul W. Downs

Release date:   June 16, 2017

anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on some of the women directing for TV?

This is such a broad question, I love it!

TV is more generous then film with women directors, though that really isn’t saying much. I will say that a couple of decades ago women directors would make a great indie film or two and then just completely fade into obscurity. Now they make a great indie film or two and go to TV. It’s a really frustrating trend I’ve noticed because the level of talent a woman has to have to work in TV is insane vs the men who work in TV. Of course there are talented male TV directors, but again, they usually use their TV work to launch their careers and go on to film where the reverse is true for women. 

There are a couple of women bucking this trend. Lucia Aniello who has done crazy good work on Broad City managed to get a feature film, Rough Night, and Anna Foerster who directed some eps of Outlander moved on to Underworld: Blood Wars, but these cases are too few and far between. Sam Taylor-Johnson, Victoria Mahoney, Jennifer Phang, Niki Caro, Lexi Alexander, Amy Heckerling, these are just a handful of women who made great movies and now are working on TV where the level of creative control isn’t the same. 

I don’t mind the trend of feature film directors getting to do compact miniseries where they are treated with respect and have a lot of directorial control. I loved Susanne Bier’s The Night Manager, and I also enjoyed The Girlfriend Experience where Amy Seimetz split directing and writing duties with Lodge Kerrigan. I’m very excited for the second season of Top of the Lake (which, in an unusual twist is always referred to as Jane Campion’s series, even though both miniseries have been co-written and co-directed with a male partner). 

I also really love this small wave of showrunners that are trying to make half their hires women or are even hiring all women director teams like Ava DuVernay did with Queen Sugar and Jessica Jones is doing with their second season of the show. Again, my only complaint is that a lot of these women are so, so overqualified, I hope that these showrunners will also book women that are starting out and haven’t directed before so that they are creating new opportunities for women. 

Also, this is so random, but I remember hearing years ago when it was on, that How I Met Your Mother was really unusual for a TV show because instead of rotating directors, almost all the episodes were done by one person. And I recently learned that the director was a woman! Pamela Fryman directed 196 episodes (out of 208)! She’s also directed the most TV episodes ever with something over 500 episodes! What a legend!

Anyway, to wrap up these scattered thoughts, definitely, definitely try to support TV work done by women. Chances are if you like an episode directed by a woman and look her up on imdb she will have made an excellent feature or two that you will discover and enjoy. 

'Rough Night': Scarlett Johansson and Her Bachelorette Squad Assemble In Exclusive Character Posters

Rough Night: Scarlett Johansson, costars seen in new posters

Rough Night goes off the rails

As the title suggests, Scarlett Johansson’s cinematic ladies night out doesn’t go quite as planned. What begins as a bachelorette party/college reunion at the start of Rough Night quickly becomes a wild evening of booze, partying, and a dead male stripper. In EW’s exclusive set of posters from the film, we meet the women at the center of the debauchery: “Better Off Wed” Jess (Johansson), “Lethally Horny” Alice (Jillian Bell), “Dope AF” Frankie (Ilana Glazer), “Dressed to Kill” Blair (Zoe Kravitz), and “Party Down Under” Pippa (Kate McKinnon).Directed by Lucia Aniello, the film throws in Demi Moore and Arrow’s Colton Haynes for good measure. Scroll through to see the new one-sheets and learn more about this quintet of characters.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Jess (Scarlett Johansson)

The Black Widow actress plays Jess, who’s preparing for her wedding and her run for local office. When her bachelorette night takes a raunchy turn, all of a sudden both her future marriage and career aspirations threaten to crumble. Thankfully, she has her gal pals to back her up.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Alice (Jillian Bell)

The breakout of 22 Jump Street continued her comedic streak through Goosebumps, The Night Before, and Office Christmas Party. Now she plays Jess’ best friend and roommate from college. Alice may be a kindergarten teacher, but she also declared in the Rough Night trailer that they’d be “swimming in d-.”

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Frankie (Ilana Glazer)

Glazer takes inspiration from her hit series Broad City for Frankie, who’s a totally “woke” activist who enjoys recreational drugs. She’s also the ex-girlfriend of Blair (Zoe Kravitz), but she’s over it - or so she thinks.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Blair (Zoë Kravitz)

Blair completes the quartet who shared a dorm floor in college. Now she brings the glam factor to the bachelorette party as a New York hedge fund mover, mom, and soon-to-be-divorcee, who believes her past relationship with Frankie was just a phase.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Pippa (Kate McKinnon)

“Singer-songwriter is the dream, party clown is the reality.” This is Pippa, Jess’ study-abroad flatmate from Australia. The bachelorette party is the free-spirit’s first trip to America, and it just might be her last.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Films Directed By Women Coming Out (In The US) From Jan thru June

This was compiled using data from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, and Box Office Mojo. Keep in mind dates change and things get added. Also, most of these are going to be limited and/or VOD.

January 6th:

  • UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS (dir. Anna Foerster)

January 13th:

  • CLAIRE IN MOTION (dir. Lisa Robinson, Annie J. Howell)

January 20th:

  • STRIKE A POSE (dir. Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan)
  • KEDI (dir. Ceyda Torun)

January 27th:

  • SOPHIE AND THE RISING SUN (dir. Maggie Greenwald)

February 1st: 

  • THE LURE (dir. Agnieszka Smoczynska)

February 10th:

  • SPEED SISTERS (dir. Amber Fares)

February 17th:

  • A UNITED KINGDOM (dir. Amma Asante)
  • LOVESONG (dir. So Yong Kim)
  • EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY (dir. Catalina Aguilar Mastretta)

March 3rd:

  • BEFORE I FALL (dir. Ry Russo-Young)

March 10th:

  • RAW (dir. Julia Ducournau)

March 24th:

  • THEIR FINEST (dir. Lone Scherfig)

March 31st:

  • THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE (dir. Niki Caro)

April 21st:

  • UNFORGETTABLE (dir. Denise Di Novi)

June 2nd: 

  • WONDER WOMAN (dir. Patty Jenkins)

June 16th: 

  • ROCK THAT BODY (dir. Lucia Aniello)

June 23rd: 

  • THE BEGUILED (dir. Sofia Coppola)

Broad City just got renewed for two more seasons!

Comedy Central announced today that it’s renewing the comedy starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. That means two more years of jokes about vagina pockets and Bed, Bath, and Beyond. The third season of Broad City is premiering this February 17. 

The network also announced it has greenlit a three-night series called Time Traveling, that’s made by Broad City executive producers Ilana Glazer, Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs. That show reportedly “centers on two cousins, played by Glazer and Downs, who discover a time traveling bong and ride high as they blaze through time.”

Zoe Kravitz in talks to join Scarlett Johansson in Move That Body

Zoe Kravitz is in early talks to co-star with Scarlett Johansson in the Sony Pictures comedy “Move That Body.” Lucia Aniello (“Broad City”) will direct the film and produce along with Paul W. Downs through their Paulilu banner with Matt Tolmach and Dave Becky. Downs is also attached to star. 

The script, which appeared on the 2015 Black List, was penned by Aniello and Downs, and acquired by Sony last summer following a competitive bidding war. The film centers on five friends who rent a beach house in Miami for a bachelorette weekend and accidentally end up killing a male stripper.

Esta es una obra que me llevo muchísimo tiempo a comparación al tiempo que invertí en el para terminarlo, estaba perdiendo algo la practica y la rutina la cambie porque me he complicado bastante la existencia pero no importa, aquí les dejo mi último dibujo hasta la fecha.

Fecha de culminación: 28 de diciembre del 2013

Tiempo transcurrido: 5 dias 


Tune in live on for our Kanvas live-stream of the “Celebrating Women Creators” panel on July 11th, 6:30 PM EDT. This Katie Couric hosted panel will showcase creative women in entertainment including Katie Dippold (“The Heat,” “Ghostbusters”), Jenni Konner (“Girls” and “Lenny Letter”) and Lucia Aniello (“Broad City”).