Two-time Emmy-nominated actor Matt Walsh (“Veep”, Widows) and Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers, Confessions of A Shopaholic) will star in the comedy Unplugging, the directorial debut from award-winning editor Debra Neil Fisher (Ted, The Hangover movies). Walsh penned the script with Brad Morris (“Cougar Town”, “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$”), and both will produce alongside Deborah Liebling (“PEN15”, recent Tribeca audience winner “Plus One”), Stephanie Laing (Irreplaceable You, Wayne, “Veep”)and Kevin Matusow and Carissa Buffel for The Traveling Picture Show Company (Josie, The Blackcoat’s Daughter, A Walk Among the Tombstones). Radiant Films International will handle foreign sales and introduce to buyers at Cannes. The Gersh Agency and UTA Independent will co-represent domestic sales.
Think a rustic getaway with no cell service, internet or social media is a romantic way to repair your marriage and sex life? Think again. Meet Dan and Jeanine Dewerson. The only spark in their bedroom is from the wall socket. Their daughter’s best friend is her iPad. Dan’s not going to take it anymore and plans a quiet, relaxing weekend in a remote mountain town. No kids, no phones, no social media, only clean fresh air and lots of romance. But what starts as the perfect weekend quickly becomes disastrous with unearthly encounters, strong edibles, cranky locals, and a pesky one-eyed dog. Without GPS to guide them or social media to stave off their boredom, Dan and Jeanine are forced to reconnect with each other. Can a “digital detox” really save their marriage and their sanity?
“My favorite films are relatable character comedies and travel adventure,” said Director Neil-Fisher. “When I was sent this script, I thought, I’ve finally found a cinematic story that is both. I am beyond thrilled to work with amazing comedians like Matt and Isla who can help me create hilarious timeless characters that everyone can relate to.”
Producer Deborah Liebling added: “At this point, most people I know are closer with their phones than with their significant others. Brad and Matt have turned that social ailment into a wonderfully funny, relatable comedy which will motivate us all to take a digital break.”