Amanda Seyfried is ready to return to her comedic roots with one caveat: the Writers Guild of America strike must end.
Seyfried will star in the ensemble comedy “My Ex Friend’s Wedding” alongside Ariana DeBose, Megan Stalter, Liza Koshy and Chloe Fineman. However, the ongoing WGA strike delayed production.
“I mean, we collectively have to win these strikes, and then I can tell you something about that,” Seyfried told IndieWire during the premiere of “The Crowded Room.” “But I can’t now because it’s too funny and we’re not shooting it right now.”
He added of the film, “Back to my roots, you know? I’m so excited.”
“My Ex-Friend’s Wedding” is directed by Kay Cannon (“Blockers”) from a screenplay written by Ashley Rodger and “Daisy Jones & the Six” author Taylor Jenkins Reid. The film was picked up by Sony in March 2023 following a bidding war.
The comedy follows four childhood best friends who receive a drunken voicemail from their former best friend the night before her wedding, in which they confess that she thinks they may have made a mistake getting married. The friends left to break up their wedding and reunite with their former best friend.
Emmy winner Seyfried previously addressed the WGA strike affecting the productions in an interview with Variety at the Met Gala.
“Everything has changed with streaming and everyone should be rewarded for their work,” Seyfried said. “It’s fucking easy.”
In addition to “My Ex-Friend’s Wedding,” Seyfried will star in a Broadway retelling of the Academy Award-winning film “Thelma & Louise” opposite Evan Rachel Wood.
Seyfried confirmed in a Instagram videos that he’s in New York working on “something that’s magical and it’s musical.” She continued, “So I’m finally going to do something that I’ve never really done. That’s all I can really say about it. Hopefully sooner. But it’s a lot of work.
Seyfried previously starred in the musical films “Mamma Mia!”, “Mamma Mia 2” and “Les Misérables”. She seyfried revealed that she auditioned for the two-part film adaptation of Jon M. Chu’s musical “Wicked” for the role of Glinda the Good Witch. The part ultimately went to Ariana Grande.