Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass & Jake Johnson To Star In 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

by Kevin Jagernauth
May 13, 2011 2:36 AM
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We probably don't need to tell you about our admiration for Aubrey Plaza, and we're glad to see the actress rightfully getting her due with the lead role in the upcoming "The Hand Job" featuring a wealth of comedic talent. But another project, also featuring Plaza, will mount first and she's joined once again with some strong players at her side.

Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson (the on-the-rise actor who stole scenes in both "Ceremony" and "No Strings Attached") and indie veteran Mark Duplass are set to star in the comedy "Safety Not Guaranteed." The film, written by Derek Connolly, is based on the quirky real-life incident where a man took out a very serious classified ad seeking a companion for time travel, gravely intoning that you must bring your own weapons and warning "safety not guaranteed"; it spawned an Internet meme. The story is centered around Plaza's character and we recently spoke with Jake Johnson, who filled us in a little more on the film.

"It's the story of my character who is a writer for a magazine in Seattle that decides to go....and get an interview with this guy and make fun of him a little bit. And I bring one of my interns, who's Aubrey, and it's kind of her story, meeting this guy and this guy's effect on us and it turns into its own little world," Johnson explained. "And Mark plays the guy from the classified ad."

As we reported yesterday, Jeff Garlin, Kristen Bell and Mary Lynn Rajskub are all among the cast, along with "Humpday" director Lynn Shelton, Jenica Bergere and Karan Soni; not a bad cast, all in all.

Production is set to begin next month with hot screenwriter Colin Trevorrow (whose sci-fi spec script "World War X" was snatched up by Warner Bros. last summer) making his featuring debut on the indie movie and the Duplass brothers behind him producing the picture. It's some pretty great casting all around, and features a really inspired concept, so we're eager to see how it all comes together.

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7 Comments

  • Suzanne | October 8, 2011 4:52 AMReply

    That bitch Aubrey Plaza suddendly appears everywhere. She's an ugly no talented person. Boring sarcasm we have seen and been there. She won't last long, at least until she notices how dull and empty she is. People who like her really don't know that she's simply another illuminati puppet. All no talented, under-loved celebreties are. She has no personality and she is shown as the new "funny" comedian that is the opposite of pop stars like britney spears, so people will think she is better then britney cause she is not the typical all sexy person. But that's what the illuminati want you all to think. She sold her soul to the devil to have "sudden" fame! Cause if that didn't happen then all the nobodies, non-talented people like she is would also become a "star"! She is simply a big parasite and the illuminati want to promote more people like her, because they simply don't have better use in this world then to be manipulated and used.

  • Liana | May 13, 2011 10:50 AMReply

    Ugh, Aubrey Plaza and her annoying monotone voice and bored look all the time.

  • Dr. Shocka's Wonder Juice | May 13, 2011 3:37 AMReply

    Good cast, but the reporting of this story seems a little backwards.

  • Frodo 69 | March 12, 2011 5:05 AMReply

    Jake is the best!!!

  • ASFan | March 12, 2011 2:07 AMReply

    Yea, I didn't think Hand Job was supposed to go into production soon, since Samberg is set to do I Hate You, Dad.

  • mikeinla | March 12, 2011 1:00 AMReply

    That guy was awful in No Strings Attached.

  • hatersonscope | March 12, 2011 12:55 AMReply

    damn. fool jake johnson is on a tear....

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