The lately launched teen comedy movie Bottoms stars former NFL star Marshawn Lynch, a task that director Emma Seligman mentioned she needed to persuade Lynch to play.
Talking to Selection, Seligman mentioned that Lynch was initially apprehensive to play the function, however Seligman satisfied him that he’d be excellent for the half. Ultimately, Lynch would conform to play the function of Mr. G, a instructor who helps the scholars type their struggle membership.
“He was like, ‘What are you doing casting me on this? Like, I’m not an actor…are you confused?’” Seligman says. “And I used to be like, ‘No, you’re so humorous. I feel you’ll be so good on this.’”
In line with Seligman, she thought to forged Lynch after seeing him seem within the Netflix collection Murderville and watching him ad-lib numerous humorous strains. Previous to that, Lynch had solely appeared in a movie or collection as another person as soon as, within the HBO collection Westworld. Except for that, he had solely ever appeared in cameos as himself.
In line with Lynch, the function was vital to him as a result of his sister can also be queer, and he thought it might be enjoyable if he joined the movie.
What’s Bottoms about?
“A refreshingly distinctive raunchy comedy, the movie focuses on two women, PJ and Josie, who begin a struggle membership as a strategy to lose their virginities to cheerleaders. Their weird plan works,” reads the synopsis for the Bottoms trailer. “The struggle membership positive aspects traction and shortly the preferred women at school are beating one another up within the identify of self-defense. However PJ and Josie discover themselves in over their heads and in want of a method out earlier than their plan is uncovered.”
Bottoms is directed by Emma Seligman from a screenplay she co-wrote with Sennott. They beforehand labored collectively in Seligman’s 2020 directorial debut Shiva Child. The movie stars Rachel Sennott, Ayo Edebiri, Havana Rose Liu, Kaia Gerber, Nicholas Galitzine, with Dagmara Dominczyk and Marshawn Lynch.
The R-rated movie is produced by Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, and Alison Small, with Ted Deiker serving as an govt producer. It’s going to additionally function music from Charli XCX and Leo Birenberg.