Writer/director Leslye Headland’s black comedy Bachelorette was not an entirely successful endeavor, but it was no doubt an interesting one. Kirsten Dunst led a sociopathic bridal party charged by the calls of wrath, envy, and cocaine to do everything in their power to ruin the wedding of childhood friend Rebel Wilson. While the movie might have suffered from a disjointed direction, its color and innovation shone through, giving hope for anything else Headland might work on in the future. Her next venture, another with Dunst at the forefront, seems to operate under the same somewhat anti-humanistic lens of adult comedy. Titled Sleeping with Other People, the film is reported by Deadline to star Jason Sudeikis as a womanizing bachelor who befriends Dunst’s character, who has made a lifestyle out of infidelity.
Those who enjoyed Bachelorette might be enticed by the edge inherent in the Sleeping with Other People premise, which follows the Sudeikis/Dunst friendship as it accedes to romantic attraction, all the while observing the pair’s less than defensible sexual habits. While, traditionally, Dunst has played a far “better” person than those seen in Headland’s movies, she proved herself capable of affectionate despicability in Bachelorette. And any of Sudeikis’ big screen forays have shown the actor to be right at home within unethical characters.