Netflix 'Senior Year': 5 things to know about comedy film starring Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson took the world by storm in the 2012 comedy film 'Pitch Perfect’ and showed everyone how supremely talented she is. Since then, she has been a part of several high-end ventures and continues to be a force to be reckoned with. However, she took a break for three years from movies and is set to make a grand comeback with the Netflix movie ‘Senior Year’.
The comedy movie revolves around a high-school cheerleader Stephanie Conway (Wilson) who suffers a head injury and goes into a coma just before her senior prom. After being in a coma for 20 years, she suddenly wakes up and gets to know that she is now a 37-year-old woman who was unable to finish high school. Just like intellectual people say, “there is no age limit to learning”, Stephanie decided to put everything behind her and enrolls herself even when she is not being fully supported by her parents.
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The movie has an interesting premise and seems to be a worthy addition to the platform’s catalog that already has comedy movies such as ‘The Adam Project’, ‘The Kissing Booth’, and ‘The Prom’.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming film.
When does ‘Senior Year’ release and where can you watch it?
Rebel Wilson’s ‘Senior Year’ will be premiering exclusively on Netflix on Friday, May 13. According to the Netflix Press Site, the movie will be available for streaming at 3:01 am EST. Viewers can download the app from Google’s App Store and Apple’s App Store to subscribe to the platform and watch their favorite projects.
What is ‘Senior Year’ all about?
The official synopsis reads, “Stephanie Conway is the most popular girl at Harding High. She is captain of the cheerleading squad, she is dating the quarterback and she is well on her way to becoming the prom queen. Girls want to be her and guys want to be with her. She has it all — until a disastrous cheerleading stunt lands her in a coma. Fast forward 20 years later and Steph finally wakes from her coma as a 37-year-old woman. She goes back to her high school and tries to assume her role as the star of the school. Most of all, she is still set on winning the crown as prom queen.”
Who stars in the Netflix comedy movie?
The movie stars Rebel Wilson in the lead role and sees her playing the role of Stephanie Conway. Sam Richardson will be seen portraying the character of Seth Byrd. On the other hand, Alicia Silverstone, the ‘90s heartthrob, will play Mrs. Conway.
After being praised for her roles in several Australian projects, Wilson moved to the USA and started getting supporting roles in movies such as ‘Bridesmaids’, ‘Bachelorette’, and ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’. However, her moment of glory came in 2012 when she played the role of Fat Amy in ‘Pitch Perfect’. She received nominations at several award ceremonies, including Critics’ Choice.
Since then, she has made appearances in ‘Pain & Gain’, ‘How to be Single’, ‘Isn’t It Romantic’, ‘The Hustle’, and ‘Jojo Rabbit’.
Other actors to feature in the movie include Angourie Rice (Young Stephanie Conway), Mary Holland (Martha Reiser), Molly Brown (Young Martha Reiser), Zaire Adams (Young Seth Byrd), Zoe Chao (Tiffany Blanchette), Justin Hartley (Blaine Balbo), Avantika (Janet), and Jade Bender (Bri Loves).
The movie is being directed by Alex Hardcastle and this is his first feature film as the director. The screenplay is written by Andrew Knauer & Arthur Pielli and Brandon Scott Jones.
Wilson, Todd Garner, Timothy M Bourne, and Chris Bender are the producers of the movie. On the other hand, Jeremy Stein and Jake Wagner serve as executive producers of the movie.
You can watch the trailer here.