Like romantic comedies? If your response was “Hell, yes,” or even “Maybe I do,” then you will undoubtedly be interested in the upcoming romantic comedy “Maybe I Do.” It stars Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere, William H. Macy, Diane Keaton, Emma Roberts, and Luke Bracey and is directed by Susan Sarandon.
Michael Jacobs, who co-produced Robert Redford’s “Quiz Show” and co-created a number of well-known sitcoms, including “Boy Meets World” on ABC and its Disney Channel spinoff, “Girl Meets World,” as well as “Dinosaurs,” “My Two Dads,” and “Charles in Charge,” is the writer and director of “Maybe I Do.” The story in “According to Deadline, the movie “Maybe I Do” centres on a young couple, played by Roberts and Bracey, who have reached the stage of their relationship where they are debating what to do next. Before getting married, they “bring their parents to a final meeting so they can explain why marriage is successful.”
It is unknown how Sarandon, Gere, Macy, and Keaton will be paired off, but they are most likely going to play the parents. Previously, Sarandon and Gere co-starred in the “Shall We Dance” American adaptation from 2004 (see above). Because “the parents already know each other very well, which leads to some quite distinct perspectives about the worth of marriage,” problems develop in “Maybe I Do.”
“Maybe I Do” sounds somewhat like “Meet the Fockers,” the 2004 follow-up to “Meet the Parents,” based on this description and the cast. In that film, Ben Stiller and Teri Polo’s characters introduced their parents, played by Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner, Dustin Hoffman, and Barbara Streisand, before hilarious antics ensued. The words “I do,” which are often said during the exchange of wedding vows, take on an ambiguous meaning in the movie’s title.
Maybe you will (see it, that is)
While Macy was nominated for “Fargo,” Sarandon and Keaton also have several Oscar wins to their names, and Gere is, well, Gere. While Roberts is well-known for her work on “American Horror Story” and in “Scream 4,” as well as earlier romantic comedies like Garry Marshall’s “Valentine’s Day,” their reputation precedes them. In contrast, Bracey played Johnny “Utah” Brigham, a role originally played by Keanu Reeves, in the 2015 “Point Break” remake. He also had a significant part in “Hacksaw Ridge,” among other movies.
The following is what Jacobs had to say about working with the “Maybe I Do” cast:
“I got to watch this incredible cast playing characters I think people will love seeing them play. The difficult choices they have to make about what might be the best rest of their lives is something I am hopeful will resonate strongly with the audience.”
Along with Vincent Newman, Scott Mednick, and Jacobs, Keaton and a number of other people are named as co-executive producers on “Maybe I Do.” The film’s release date won’t be known until a distributor has been found, although Endeavor Content, the production firm, will allegedly be looking for distribution during the Cannes Film Festival next month.