Written by Andrew Korpan
On March 11, Searchlight Pictures made an announcement regarding their summer slate of films debuting on Hulu in 2022. The three films slated are Fire Island, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, and Not Okay. The three films will all debut on Hulu in America while Fire Island and Not Okay will stream internationally on Disney+ both as Star Originals. Below are the official synopses of the films. Additionally, Searchlight Pictures slated The Banshees of Inisherin, which will star Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan, Brendan Gleeson, and Kerry Condon, for an October 21st release date.
Fire Island, directed by Andrew Ahn, stars Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho, Conrad Ricamora, James Scully, Matt Rogers, Tomas Matos, Torian Miller, Nick Adams, Zane Phillips, Michael Graceffa, Peter Smith, and Bradley Gibson. From a screenplay by Joel Kim Booster, the film is produced by Tony Hernandez, John Hodges, and Brooke Posch of JAX Media, and was shot on location in the Pines.
Set in the iconic Fire Island Pines, Fire Island is an unapologetic, modern day rom-com inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The story centers around two best friends who set out to have a legendary week-long summer vacation with the help of cheap rosé and a cadre of eclectic friends.
Fire Island will release on June 3, 2022
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, directed by Sophie Hyde, stars Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack. Penned by Katy Brand, the film debuted at Sundance to rave reviews. It is produced by Debbie Gray and Adrian Politowski.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande follows Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson), a retired school teacher, who is yearning for some adventure, and some sex. Good sex. And she has a plan, which involves hiring a young sex worker named Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack).
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande will release on June 17, 2022
Shot on location in Brooklyn, Not Okay is directed and written by Quinn Shephard, and stars Zoey Deutch, Dylan O’Brien, Mia Isaac, Embeth Davidtz, Nadia Alexander, Tia Dionne Hodge, Negin Farsad, Karan Soni, and Dash Perry. Brad Weston, Negin Salmasi, Caroline Jaczko produced.
Not Okay follows Danni Sanders (Zoey Deutch), an aimless aspiring writer with no friends, no romantic prospects and — worst of all — no followers, who fakes an Instagram-friendly trip to Paris in the hopes of boosting her social media clout. When a terrifying incident strikes the City of Lights, Danni unwittingly falls into a lie bigger than she ever imagined. She "returns" a hero, even striking up an unlikely friendship with Rowan (Mia Isaac), a school-shooting survivor dedicated to societal change, and scooping up the man of her dreams Colin (Dylan O'Brien). As an influencer and advocate, Danni finally has the life and audience she always wanted. But it’s only a matter of time before the facade cracks, and she learns the hard way that the Internet loves a takedown.
Not Okay will release August 5, 2022