“Anyone But You” is the latest R-rated comedy that will attempt to break through at the box office this year, after films like the Jennifer Lawrence-led sex comedy “No Hard Feelings” and raunchy road trip flick “Joy Ride.” The former film ended up turning a profit at the box office, leading to declarations that the adult comedy is back, but unfortunately, both Adele Lim’s “Joy Ride” and Emma Seligman’s “Bottoms” didn’t make as much of a dent despite featuring two talented award season darlings in their casts (Stephanie Hsu and Ayo Edebiri, respectively). Of course, the massively popular historical drama “Oppenheimer” also became the second-highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time this year, so we know successful movies for grown-ups are definitely still a thing, and hopefully, “Anyone But You” will be one of them.
Sweeney is executive producing the new project, which is directed and co-written by Will Gluck (“Easy A”), with Ilana Wolpert (“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”) co-authoring the script. In addition to Sweeney and Powell, Dermot Mulroney (“Scream VI”), Alexandra Shipp (“Barbie”), Michelle Hurd (“Star Trek: Picard”), GaTa (“Dave”), Hadley Robinson (“Winning Time”), Darren Barnet (“Never Have I Ever”), and Rachel Griffiths (“Six Feet Under”) are also set to star.
“Anyone But You” will hit theaters on December 22, 2023.