Jexi

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Jexi
Directed by
Produced bySuzanne Todd
Written by
  • Jon Lucas
  • Scott Moore
Starring
CinematographyBen Kutchins
Edited byJames Thomas
Production
companies
Distributed byCBS Films
Lionsgate
Release date
October 11, 2019
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Jexi is an upcoming American comedy film written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It stars Adam DeVine, Alexandra Shipp, Michael Peña, Rose Byrne, Justin Hartley, Wanda Sykes, Ron Funches and Charlyne Yi. This would be the last theatrical film by CBS Films, as it announced in early 2019 that it would be absorbed into CBS Corporation's Entertainment group and switch to making films for CBS All Access.[1] It is scheduled to be released on October 11, 2019.[2]

Premise[edit]

Phil (Adam DeVine) has a major dependency issue – he’s addicted to his phone. He has no friends, he has a job writing pop culture “Top 10” lists, and his love life is non-existent. But his Facebook status is about to change. When he is forced to upgrade his phone, the latest model comes with an unexpected feature…Jexi (Rose Byrne) – an A.I. life coach, virtual assistant and cheerleader. With her help, Phil begins to get a real life. But as he becomes less dependent on his phone, Jexi’s artificial intelligence morphs into a tech nightmare determined to keep Phil all to herself, even if it means ruining his chances of finding success.[3]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In November 2018, it was announced Adam DeVine had taken the lead role, with Jon Lucas and Scott Moore directing from a screenplay they wrote. Suzanne Todd will serve as a producer on the film, while CBS Films will produce and distribute.[4] In December 2018, Alexandra Shipp joined the cast of the film.[5] In January 2019, Michael Peña, Rose Byrne, Justin Hartley, Wanda Sykes, Ron Funches and Charlyne Yi joined the cast.[6][7]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began in January 2019, in San Francisco, California, under the working title Lexi.[8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lang, Brent; Lang, Brent (January 12, 2019). "CBS Films Being Folded Into CBS Entertainment Group, Focus Shifting to Streaming (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  2. ^ Evangelista, Chris (August 22, 2019). "'Jexi' Trailer: It's Like 'Her', But With Really Bad Jokes". /Film. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  3. ^ {{cite web|url=https://theplaylist.net/jexi-trailer-20190822/}
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (November 29, 2018). "Adam Devine to Star in CBS Films' Comedy 'Lexi' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  5. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (December 19, 2018). "'X-Men's Alexandra Shipp Joins Adam Devine In 'Lexi' Comedy From CBS Films". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  6. ^ Vlessing, Etan (January 4, 2019). "Michael Pena Joins Adam Devine in CBS Films Comedy 'Lexi'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  7. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (January 15, 2019). "Rose Byrne, Justin Hartley, Wanda Sykes & More Set To Co-Star In CBS Films Comedy 'Lexi'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  8. ^ Sandberg, Bryn Elise (November 19, 2018). "LeBron James' 'Space Jam 2' to Film in California". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  9. ^ Pereria, Alyssa (December 19, 2018). "'Lexi,' starring 'Workaholics' actor Adam Devine, to film in San Francisco in January". sfgate.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.

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