“We were playing all of the songs you want to hear—Bowie, Prince, George Michael—we were trying to do a whole, ‘Can you fucking believe what happened in 2016?’ playlist. But then I just was like, We gotta get some Chance the Rapper and start getting down and dirty with it. I felt there was kind of an energy to that party where everyone was just like, ‘Ugh, I want to dance off 2016, get it out and start over.’ That’s all I wanted, and it happened, right after midnight. “It was,” she continues, “what the kids these days call ‘a rager.’"
Aubrey Plaza and Dave Franco get to a nunnery in The Little Hours exclusive photos
Writer-director and Sundance favorite Jeff Baena (Life After Beth, Joshy) returns to Park City this year with the comedy The Little Hours, whose high caliber cast includes Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Micucci, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke, Nick Offerman, and Adam Pally.
Brie, Plaza, and Micucci star as medieval nuns who lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord (Offerman). Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry.
You can see exclusive images from The Little Hours, which premieres at Sundance on Jan. 19, below.