Jenny Slate and Charlie Day to Lead Rom-Com “I Want You Back”

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If you never say “no” to a good rom-com, you’ll probably be excited about the prospect of seeing some of Hollywood’s funniest people in the same movie. That’s the perfect way to describe I Want You Back, a new romantic comedy starring Jenny Slate and Charlie Day.

According to the official synopsis, Slate and Day will play two people who believed “they were on the precipice of life’s biggest moments … until their respective partners dumped them.” They don’t take the breakup lightly and hatch a plan to win their exes back because they’re terrified of missing their shot at happily ever after.

In addition to Slate and Day, the cast of this promising rom-com will also feature Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Scott Eastwood (Pacific Rim: Uprising), Manny Jacinto (The Good Place), and Clark Backo (Designated Survivor).

Jason Orley, who made his feature debut with Big Time Adolescence, will be in charge of directing this project.  Love, Simon co-writers and This Is Us co-showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger wrote the script for this ensemble comedy, to be distributed by Amazon Studios.