Old school is set to meet new school in Astute Films’ upcoming comedy Here Today.
Per Deadline, comic legend Billy Crystal is set to star alongside Tiffany Haddish in the upcoming project. Crystal is directing from a script he wrote himself.
According to the outlet:
Here Today is billed as a May/September romantic comedy – but without the romance. Crystal plays veteran comedy writer Charlie Berns, who is slowly but surely losing his grip on reality. He befriends a talented young New York street singer Emma Paige played by Haddish and they form an unlikely, touching friendship that defies the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust.
Here Today marks Crystal’s third time as a feature film director. He previously helmed Mr. Saturday Night and Forget Paris. The comedian also directed the HBO film 61*, starring Barry Pepper and Thomas Jane in 2001 which earned him an Emmy and Director’s Guild Nomination as Best Director for a film made for television.
Crystal adapted the screenplay with his fellow Saturday Night Live alum, Emmy-winning writer Alan Zweibel from the latter’s short story The Prize. Production is set to being in October in New York.
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