Finally, The Lonely Island’s trippy rom-com Palm Springs has a release date. The highest-selling movie in Sundance history (beating Birth of a Nation by pennies) will be coming to Hulu on July 10th. The film stars Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, and JK Simmons.
The Lonely Island dropped the news themselves on Twitter…
— The Lonely Island (@thelonelyisland) May 28, 2020
Palm Springs was acquired by Neon at Sundance for a reported $17.5M (and change), the biggest ever for the festival. The story has been described as a twist on the time-loop narrative of Groundhog Day, with Samberg and Milioti playing attendees at a wedding who find they can’t escape the venue or one another…
SYNOPSIS: While stuck at a wedding in Palm Springs, Nyles (Andy Samberg) meets Sarah (Cristin Milioti), the maid of honor and family black sheep. After he rescues her from a disastrous toast, Sarah becomes drawn to Nyles and his offbeat nihilism. But when their impromptu tryst is thwarted by a surreal interruption, Sarah must join Nyles in embracing the idea that nothing really matters, and they begin wreaking spirited havoc on the wedding celebration.
The Lonely Island produced Palm Springs but it’s newcomer Max Barbacow as director, working from a screenplay he co-wrote with Andy Siara.
Neon and Hulu have quickly built quite a relationship. They recently teamed up on the Hulu release of Best Picture-winner Parasite, as well as Portrait of a Lady On Fire.