In the latest trailer for “Anyone But You,” Glen Powell, 35, and Sydney Sweeney, 26, take on the challenge of pretending to be a couple at a destination wedding.
The rom-com, directed by Will Gluck and set to hit theaters on Dec. 22, follows the hilarious escapades of Bea, played by Sydney Sweeney, and Ben, played by Glen Powell.
The storyline unfolds at Bea’s sister’s wedding, where friends discover that Bea and Ben had a fling during a break in Bea’s previous relationship. Complicating matters, Ben’s ex-girlfriend, who “crushed his heart,” is also present. When Bea’s parents arrive with her ex Jonathan, Bea and Ben strike a deal to fake a relationship, aiming to ward off her parents’ attempts to reunite her with Jonathan and for Ben to win back his ex.
To maintain the charade, Bea and Ben must convincingly portray a couple deeply in love, rekindling the initial attraction they once shared. As the wedding weekend progresses, their fake-couple antics become increasingly absurd, leading them to question whether their connection is more than just an act.
The movie’s official synopsis teases, “Bea and Ben look like the perfect couple, but after an amazing first date, something happens that turns their fiery hot attraction ice cold – until they find themselves unexpectedly thrust together at a destination wedding in Australia. So they do what any two mature adults would do: pretend to be a couple.”
While the on-screen chemistry sizzles, off-screen rumors circulated due to Powell’s real-life split from his ex-girlfriend Gigi Paris during the filming. Powell addressed the speculations, saying, “When all that stuff happened, you know, publicly, it felt disorienting and unfair. But what I’m realizing is that’s just a part of this gig now.”
Directed by Will Gluck, co-written with Ilana Wolpert, and featuring a stellar cast including Alexandra Shipp, GaTa, Hadley Robinson, Michelle Hurd, Dermot Mulroney, Darren Barnet, and Rachel Griffiths, “Anyone But You” promises a delightful blend of romance and comedy, hitting theaters on Dec. 22.