Joe Swanberg, the director known for his “mumblecore” efforts such as Hannah Takes The Stairs and Nights and Weekends, has never received mainstream attention until now. His latest film Drinking Buddies premiered at SXSW a couple months ago where it received positive reviews and was picked up for distribution by Magnolia Pictures. The official poster and a couple images have arrived online. Check them out below.
The poster displays the cast of the film, which includes Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, and Ron Livingston. 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.