In No strong emotions, Jennifer Lawrence plays a broke 30-something who responds to a Craigslist ad from two parents asking someone to “go out” with their teenage son. It’s a wacky concept straight out of a 1980s sex comedy, or something you might read in Penthouse (“I never thought this would happen to me…”), but it’s also based on a real incident.
“The director is a good friend of mine, and we’ve been friends for a long time. And, we were going to dinner, and he showed me the Craiglist ad,” Lawrence said. CMG where did the idea come from? No strong emotions came from. “And I just thought it was hilarious. I didn’t think I was going to be in the movie in any way… There was no movie. It was just the announcement, and we laughed about it. And , four years later, he sent me the script. The announcement was sent to director Gene Stupnitsky by Marc Provissiero and Naomi Odenkirk, who produced the film.
Just to recap: Bob Odenkirk’s wife found a Craigslist ad; forwarded it to Stupnitsky; and he convinced four-time Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence to star in a movie based on the message where she can ask teenagers why they don’t fuck anymore. The cinema is back.
Now I wonder what other comedies are based on true stories.
I don’t know what to believe anymore.
No strong emotionswhich also stars Andrew Barth Feldman, Matthew Broderick, Laura Benanti, Natalie Morales, Scott MacArthur and Ebon Moss-Bachrach, opens June 23.
(Via catalog of thought)