Dylan O’Brien Joins Zoey Deutch In Hulu’s ‘Not Okay’
At just 29-years-old, Dylan O’Brien is one of the most recognizable young actors in Hollywood today. Following a recent critically acclaimed turn in the romantic comedy Love and Monsters, O’Brien will next team with another bright young star. As first reported by Variety, O’Brien will join Zoey Deutch for a new film in the works at Searchlight Pictures.
Searchlight will produce the feature, titled Not Okay, with Hulu handling distribution domestically. Moreover, the movie will hit international markets via the Star Disney+ add-on feature. O’Brien and Deutch will lead the film’s ensemble cast also including Mia Isaac (Don’t Make Me Go), Embeth Davidtz (Matilda), Nadia Alexander (Blame).
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Hailing from writer-director Quinn Shephard (Unaccompanied Minors), the film is already shooting in New York City. The plot reportedly follows a misguided young woman who is desperate for friends and fame. After faking a trip to Paris to garner attention on social media, a real-life terrifying incident becomes a part of her imaginary trip. Along the way, her little white lie becomes a moral dilemma that gives her all the attention she could ever ask for.
The upcoming film will mark the second time O’Brien and Deutch will appear in a film together in the coming months. The two will star alongside The Trial Of The Chicago 7 standout Mark Rylance in Graham Moore’s The Outfit. Moreover, Dylan O’Brien recently wowed audiences with a memorable performance in the monster-adventure film Love and Monsters. Up next, O’Brien will star opposite Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor in Antoine Fuqua’s Infinite. Moreover, Zoey Deutch continues to impress with her roles in Netflix’s The Politician and Zombieland: Double Tap. Next for the actress is a starring role in a film titled Hound.
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A dramatic comedy set in New York City, starring Dylan O’Brian and Zoey Deutch called Not Okay. If you have read the novel, Not Okay, you might have even pictured Dylan O’Brian and Zoey Deutch in the lead roles, but before you get too excited, no, this is not a movie adaptation of Brett Axel’s stellar, 2020 novel, Not Okay. This is a different dramatic comedy set in New York City named Not Okay.
This one is the story of a woman who pretends to take a trip to Paris in order to impress her neighbors. Oh! It is unfortunate that the makers chose to give their work the same name as a will known novel with some striking similarities, that is definitely going to confuse some people. But still, this is the plot isn’t original either. It is the same plot as another great work worthy of a movie adaptation: Pedro Pietri’s classic, 1974 play, The Masses Are Asses. Neither Brett Axel nor Pedro Pietri are given any credit on this movie. Everything we know about this movie so far is something stolen from a great work of modern literature that deserves to be made into a movie, but buying rights is so expensive, why not just swipe something from column A and something from column B and create your own derivative imitation? You can’t copyright a title or an idea, so go for it. Maybe no one will notice.
I wonder, when this movie comes out, if there will be a single original element, or if the entire work was put together by cutting and pasting other author’s works.