By: Megan Hastings
Anyone But You, a highly anticipated romantic comedy film, dropped its teaser and official trailers on Oct. 19. The movie follows Bea and Ben, a failed couple, as they attend a mutual friend’s destination wedding and pretend to be together. Anyone But You boasts a star-studded cast including Sydney Sweeney, Glen Powell, and Alexandra Shipp. Directed by Will Gluck, the film is a modern take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The teaser trailer was expected to highlight the rom-com aspect of the movie, but instead hinted at a darker tone with intense music and intense scenes. Anyone But You is set to hit theaters on Dec. 22, offering audiences a chance to experience the much-anticipated rom-com on the big screen.
The movie has recently been stirring up controversy due to the potential affair between the main actors. The real-life chemistry between Sweeney and Powell fueled speculation about their relationship, given their close interactions during press events and on social media. In the face of the rumors, both actors have maintained a playful attitude, acknowledging the public’s interest in their dynamic.
Sydney Sweeney, the most famous actress in this film, began her acting career with guest roles on TV shows like “90210,” “Criminal Minds,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Pretty Little Liars.” She gained prominence as Emaline Addario in the Netflix series “Everything Sucks!” and appeared in HBO’s “Sharp Objects.” In 2019, she portrayed Cassie Howard in the HBO series “Euphoria,” earning critical acclaim and award nominations. Sweeney founded her own production company Fifty-Fifty Films and starred in projects like “The White Lotus” (2021) and “Reality” (2023).
One of Sweeney’s most notable roles came in 2019 when she portrayed Cassie Howard in the HBO drama series “Euphoria,” created by Sam Levinson and executive produced by Drake and Future. Sweeney’s performance in “Euphoria” received critical acclaim and helped her gain widespread attention in the entertainment industry. The series explores the lives of high school students as they navigate their relationships and find themselves.
Powell has experience with rom-com films, having starred in “Set it Up” as Charlie Young, and is widely known for his role as Jake ‘Hangman’ Seresin in “TopGun: Maverick.” He began his career is films like “Into the West,” “Jack & Bobby, CSI: Miami,” “Without a Trace,” along with feature films “The Great Debaters,” “The Hottest State,” “Fast Food Nation,” “Jumping Off Bridges,” “The Safe Side,” “The Wendell Baker Story,” and “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.”
(Sources: Buzzfeed, Empire, TMZ, Page 6, Variety, Vox, Wikipedia)