Interview: Alison Brie & Dave Franco Talk Collaborative “Somebody I Used to Know”

Real-life couple Alison Brie and Dave Franco are becoming a united force within the film world as they collaborate on their fourth project, Amazon Prime Video’s Somebody I Used to Know.

Cowritten by the duo, the film centers on Ally (Brie), a workaholic who, while visiting her hometown, reconnects with her ex Sean. That renewed spark is further complicated when she meets Cassidy, Sean’s current partner, who reminds her of the person she once was.

While many would expect Franco to fill the Sean role, the actor steps behind the camera for the second time in his career (2020’s The Rental), serving as director.

Filled with whimsical nostalgia and a wealth of film references, Somebody I Used to Know is a lighthearted, airy story that is undeniably comforting. We got to sit down with the dynamic duo to chat about their influences, the world of streaming, and whether Rebecca Walter’s survived that gruesome parking garage stabbing in 2011’s Scream 4.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.