We were already wondering if the October 7 release date for Wanderlust might have been moved to January when Jennifer mentioned that month during the UK press junket once or twice.
In this podcast ( The Plug-In Drug ), David Wain, Ken Marino (the guys behind Wanderlust) and Paul Rudd talk about a release date. January 13, according to them. The host points out that IMDb still lists it for October but they agree that IMDb is not that reliable when it comes to that type of information. So if that’s true, mark your calendars.
And don’t be too disappointed. Lifetime already ran a trailer for Five, the film anthology about the impact of breast cancer, at the Summer TV Tour on July 27. It will premiere October 10 on Lifetime!
Patricia Clarkson plays Mia in the part Jennifer directed and had such nice things to say about Jen, “It’s a radical journey I take in this little 20 minutes that I’m still recovering from, and I could never have done that without Jennifer Aniston. She makes light in the dark, on camera and off. It was so emotional and physically so brutal for me at times, and I would look at her and there was such compassion. It was quite moving to me at moments. I would’ve never wanted to do this with anyone else. She understood the humor of this character. She understood the physical demands that I had going on in this character. We would play a scene and she always had some remark or suggestion, and sometimes surprising things, she would say to me.”
Filming in New York can be a grueling task when one of your cast members is Jennifer Aniston, writes WanderLust director David Wain on his blog.
After the quiet of filming in Atlanta, the film required three shooting days in Wain’s hometown New York. That didn’t go unnoticed, especially to the paparazzi.
Wain writes: “There’s a whole game you have to play with them, because they know the laws I guess, and they can legally make it literally impossible for you to shoot unless you play along give them some access. So weird. At the end of the last night, Jennifer came out of her trailer which was parked on the street, and there was a crowd of photographers waiting right there, who’d been taking pictures of her the entire day. She stopped and posed for a moment and then politely asked that they wrap it up for the night, so she could walk on the street in peace. Amazingly they all agreed and let her go on her way.”
WanderLust tells the story of a married New York couple who tries to escape modern society, after having suffered economic downfall, and ends up in a hippie commune in the south of the US.
The coming months Wain will spend most of his time in the editing room, finishing WanderLust. The movie is set for a October, 2011, release.
Alda will first board Universal’s Judd Apatow comedy “Wanderlust,” then becomes the first to join Ben Stiller in “Tower Heist,” which Brett Ratner is directing.
In “Wanderlust,” which follows a married couple played by Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd trying to escape modern society by moving out of New York, Alda will play the head of a naturist village.