‘Juliet, Naked’ Romantic Comedy Offers Up an Engaging First Trailer

Rose Byrne is at the center of a love triangle in the trailer for the romantic comedy, Juliet, Naked. The film’s based on the book by Nick Hornby and was adapted for the screen by Evgenia Peretz, Jim Taylor, and Tamara Jenkins. Previous big screen adaptations of Hornby’s novels include About a Boy, A Long Way Down, Fever Pitch, and High Fidelity.

In addition to Rose Byrne (the Insidious films, Adult Beginners), the cast includes Ethan Hawke (The Magnificent Seven) and Chris O’Dowd (The Cloverfield Paradox). Jesse Peretz (Our Idiot Brother, Nurse Jackie) directed the 2018 release, and Judd Apatow, Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Barry Mendel, and Jeffrey Soros served as producers.

The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Remi Adefarasin, editors Sabine Hoffman and Robert Nassau, and production designer Sarah Finlay.

Juliet, Naked was one of the true buzz titles at Sundance this year, driven by a wonderful, romantic rock and roll sensibility and enormously winning performances by Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd,” stated Roadside Attractions co-founders Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff. “Jesse Peretz delivered an indie-spirited home run that’s also broadly commercial and crowd pleasing. It’s the perfect fun and heartwarming comedy for us to program on our slate this summer.”

Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate are planning to release Juliet, Naked in theaters on August 17, 2018.

The Plot: Annie (Rose Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O’Dowd) – an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). When the acoustic demo of Tucker’s hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked is a comic account of life’s second chances.

Juliet, Naked Trailer
Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne, and Chris O’Dowd in ‘Juliet, Naked’ (Photo by Alex Bailey / Courtesy of Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)