'Long Story Short' Full Cast List: Meet Rafe Spall, Zahra Newman and stars of rom-com

'Long Story Short' Full Cast List: Meet Rafe Spall, Zahra Newman and stars of rom-com
'Long Story Short' stars Rafe Spall as Teddy and Zahra Newman as Leanne (YouTube)

Do you ever feel like life is passing you by? While in the case of most people this is a figurative problem, for Teddy (Rafe Spall) in the romantic comedy 'Long Story Short' it's more of a literal problem. Teddy is something of a chronic procrastinator, who drags his feet when it comes to asking his long-term girlfriend to marry him. 


The morning after he finally ties the knot, however, Teddy discovers that every few minutes he's jumping forward to the next year of his life. The film is written and directed by Josh Lawson and if you're a fan of romantic comedies you may also enjoy the recently released 'Good On Paper' and the upcoming 'Generation 56K'.



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'Long Story Short' stars Rafe Spall (YouTube)


Rafe Spall as Teddy

Rafe Spall plays Teddy the good-natured procrastinator in 'Long Story Short'. English actor Rafe Spall is a familiar face from his roles as Anne Hathaway's bumbling boyfriend in 'One Day'. He is also known for his performances in a number of highly acclaimed films such as 'The Life of Pi' and 'The Big Short'. He has also been a part of several big-budget Hollywood blockbusters such as 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' and 'Men in Black: International'. His TV work includes the Apple TV+ comedy series 'Trying' and 'Black Mirror'. 


Rafe Spall stars in 'Long Story Short' (IMDb)


Zahra Newman as Leanne 

Zahra Newman plays Leanne Teddy's long-suffering girlfriend turned wife and mother of his child. Zahra is known for her roles on the TV series 'Wentworth' which follows what happens to a woman awaiting trial, for the attempted murder of her husband and what she learns about how life works in prison. She has also been a part of series such as 'Rush' a cutting-edge police drama and the mini-series 'Childhood's End', which follows the events that occur after peaceful aliens come to earth. 


Zahra Newman stars in 'Long Story Short' (IMDB)


Josh Lawson as Patrick

Lawson doesn't just star in 'Long Story Short', he has also written and directed the film. Lawson is perhaps best known for his role in 'Mortal Kombat' alongside Lewis Tan and Jessica McNamee. Lawson who is an actor and a writer is also known for his roles in films like 'The Little Death', which follows the secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney who reveal their fetishes and learn about the repercussions that come with sharing them. Lawson also wrote and starred in the short film 'The Eleven O'Clock', which focuses on the delusional patient of a psychiatrist, who believes he is actually the psychiatrist.


Josh Lawson has written, directed and also stars in 'Long Story Short' (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)


Ronny Chieng as Sam

Ronny Chieng who plays Teddy's best friend in 'Long Story Short', is a Malaysian comedian and actor, who is currently a senior correspondent on 'The Daily Show' on Comedy Central. He is also the star and creator of the sitcom 'Ronny Chieng: International Student'.


Ronny Chieng stars in 'Long Story Short' (IMDB)


Who are the other stars? 

'Long Story Short' also stars Noni Hazlehurst and Dena Kaplan. 



'Long Story Short' is written and directed by Lawson. The film is available in select theaters from July 2 and also can be watched on Digital and on Demand. Catch the trailer below. 



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