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.