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Trailer Watch: Wilde, Johnson, Kendrick and Livingston Star in Joe Swanberg's Smart, Sexy 'Drinking Buddies'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 21, 2013 at 9:00AM

The first trailer for Joe Swanberg's observant relationship comedy "Drinking Buddies" has arrived. Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson star as flirtatious best friends and craft brewery co-workers; they're both in relationships (with Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick, respectively), but the playful attraction they secretly feel for each other keeps things from being simple -- especially because their jobs demand constant drinking. Watch below.
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Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson in "Drinking Buddies"
Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson in "Drinking Buddies"

The first trailer for Joe Swanberg's observant relationship comedy "Drinking Buddies" has arrived. Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson star as flirtatious best friends and craft brewery co-workers; they're both in relationships (with Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick, respectively), but the playful attraction they secretly feel for each other keeps things from being simple -- especially because their jobs demand constant drinking. Watch below.

The film premiered to wildly enthusiastic crowds at SXSW back in March -- here's our TOH! review out of the fest. It hits theaters August 23, via Magnolia.

This article is related to: Trailers, Video, Joe Swanberg, Drinking Buddies , Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick, Jake Johnson, Ron Livingston


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.