Amazon Studios announced today that production has started in London on the upcoming Amazon Original film The People We Hate at the Wedding. Cynthia Addai-Robinson (The Lord of the Rings, The Accountant, Power), Karan Soni (Miracle Workers, Not Okay, 7 Days), Dustin Milligan (Rutherford Falls, Schitt’s Creek), Tony Goldwyn (King Richard, The Hot Zone: Anthrax), Isaach De Bankolé (The Limits of Control, Black Panther, Casino Royale), Jorma Taccone (Popstar, Kung Fury 2), and Julian Ovenden (Bridgerton, Adult Material, Knightfall) will join a cast led by Allison Janney, Kristen Bell, and Ben Platt.
Claire Scanlon is directing the FilmNation Entertainment-produced romantic comedy from a script by Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin and Wendy Molyneux, which the duo adapted from Grant Ginder’s novel of the same name. Ginder is the best-selling author of five novels – Honestly, We Meant Well, Driver’s Education, This is How it Starts, The People We Hate at the Wedding, and the forthcoming Let’s Not Do That Again. Margot Hand and FilmNation Entertainment’s Ashley Fox will produce the film, which will debut exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide next year.
The People We Hate at the Wedding follows struggling American siblings Alice (Bell) and Paul (Platt), who reluctantly agree to attend the wedding of their estranged, wealthy half-sister in the English countryside alongside their mother, Donna (Janney). Over the course of the wedding week, the family’s many skeletons are wrenched from the closet, and the unlikely reunion gives everyone the motivation to move their own lives forward. A modern wedding comedy for anyone with a slightly dysfunctional family (everyone), or anyone who’s been forced to attend a wedding they tried to avoid (also everyone).
The film continues a longstanding collaboration between FilmNation Entertainment and Amazon Studios whose past films include the Academy Award-nominated romantic comedy The Big Sick, the Sundance darling Late Night and The Map of Tiny Perfect Things.