If you're anything like me, knowing that Jeff Baena's The Little Hours is an upcoming comedy wherein Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza play foul-mouthed nuns is pretty much all the information you need to be interested.
But let's say you require more information. Perhaps this plot synopsis (via The Playlist) will get you hyped:
Medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry.
Or perhaps you'd like to cast your gaze upon the film's first poster, which just arrived in anticipation of The Last Hours' Sundance premiere.
OK, that's a great one-sheet. That's the kind of one-sheet I might actually track down at some point, should The Last Hours deliver on the promise of its excellent synopsis. I need that particular rendering of John C. Reilly staring back at me from one of my walls every day.
Anyway, Entertainment Weekly also unloaded a number of photos from the film, and I'm catching a bit of a Your Highness vibe from them (to be fair, this is probably because we just don't see that many medieval comedies, but making the comparison also allows me to bring up Your Highness, an unfairly-maligned film I judge all of you for rejecting). Let's take a look:
Here's John C. Reilly looking forlorn in the woods.
Here's Molly Shannon, probably thinking impure thoughts.
Here's Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever star Aubrey Plaza screaming at Dave Franco.
And here's ... holy shit, is that Nick Offerman? With a Prince Valiant-esque haircut? Wow. And here I thought I couldn't be any more onboard with this movie! Well done, The Little Hours.
Our own Meredith Borders is headed to Sundance this week, and assures me that Baena's film is on her to-do list. Please hit the comments below to yell at me for liking Your Highness while we wait for her reaction!