'Friendsgiving': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Chelsea Peretti-starrer dramedy
The synopsis reads, 'Molly and Abbey, along with their crew of close friends and acquaintances, host a dysfunctional, comical and chaotic Thanksgiving dinner'
'Friendsgiving' is a upcoming comedy-drama starring acclaimed comedians and actresses such as Chelsea Peretti, Fortune Feimster, and Wanda Sykes. The film is based on an American tradition of having a family Thanksgiving dinner, but just with friends. It was initially announced in May 2018 with production completed in June 2018 and the movie is now to set to release in theaters, digitally and on-demand late October. Here is what you need to know about the film's release.
"'Friendsgiving' will be available in theaters, on-demand, and digital October 23 and on Blue-Ray and DVD October 27.
The synopsis reads, "Molly and Abbey, along with their crew of close friends and acquaintances, host a dysfunctional, comical and chaotic Thanksgiving dinner."
Malin Akerman as Molly
Akerman is known for her roles as Laurie Jupiter from 'Watchmen' and recently starred in the kid family movie 'The Sleepover' as Margot. Having completed 'Friendsgiving', Akerman has another completed release titled 'Chick Fight' with two more releases in pre-production titled 'Cold Providence' and 'The Three of Us'. Her other notable roles include Nancy from 'The Final Girls' (2015), Annie from 'Happythankyoumoreplease' (2010), and Tess from '27 Dresses' (2008). In 2009, she won a Golden Schmoes award for Best T&A of the Year for 'Watchmen' and in 2016 was nominated for a Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actress for 'The Final Girls' (2015).
Chelsea Peretti as Claire
Peretti is not only a stand-up comedian but an acclaimed actress and writer best known for her role as Gina from Fox's 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' (2013). She has contributed heavily to the comedy scene in Hollywood and has garnered an intense fan base over the years. She is known for her roles as Zelda in 'Parks and Recreation' (2011-2012), Glenda in 'Game Night' (2018), and Brunette CMZ Reporter in 'Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping' (2016). Her more recent works include 'Spinster' (2019), 'Harvey Girls Forever!' (2019-2020), 'The Photograph' (2020), 'The Simpsons' (2019-2020), and 'Search Party' (2020).
Other cast members include Kat Dennings as Abby, Christine Taylor as Brianne, Aisha Tyler as Lauren, Jane Seymour as Helen, Ryan Hansen as Gunnar, Dana DeLorenzo as Barbara, Jack Donnelly as Jeff, Wanda Sykes, Fortune Feimster, and many other big names. Stay tuned for MEA WorldWide's (MEAWW) article on meeting the cast behind the comedy-drama.
The movie is directed and written by Nicol Paone. Tara L Craig, Terry Dougas, and Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis serve as executive producers. Malin Akerman, Haroon Saleem, Ben Stiller, and Nicholas Weinstock serve as producers.
The trailer promises an absolutely chaotic thanksgiving dinner, with many comedic favorites playing hilarious characters. While it definitely isn't PG, this is probably a movie that you can watch with your friends this thanksgiving as well.
Where to watch
Friendsgiving' will be available in theaters, on-demand, and digital October 23 and On Blue-Ray and DVD October 27.
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