One of the standouts at this year’s SXSW was Joe Swanberg‘s upcoming comedy Drinking Buddies starring Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, and Ron Livingston. The first trailer has recently arrived online and it looks like Swanberg‘s first foray into the “mainstream” looks quite good with what appears to be a standout performance by Olivia Wilde. Check out the trailer below.
The story centers on Kate (Wilde) and Luke (Johnson), two co-workers at a Chicago brewery who spend the majority of their days drinking and flirting. They have the perfect chemistry, but both are in separate relationships. Kate is in a relationship with Chris (Livingston) and Luke is with Jill (Kendrick). Jill wants to know if Luke is ready to talk about marriage, but he isn’t quite ready to commit long term, especially after he and Kate end up spending a weekend alone together.
Magnolia Pictures will release Drinking Buddies on July 25th on VOD and in theaters on August 23rd. What do you think of the trailer?