Olivia Wilde's Booksmart Looks Like the Next Great Coming-of-Age Comedy
Olivia Wilde is bringing it back to graduation for her directorial debut. Starring Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever, a trailer was recently released for Wilde's Booksmart, a coming-of-age comedy in the vein of Lady Bird, which saw Feldstein's breakout role. The movie explores two best friends as they process their college futures and seek the trouble they never got into during their four years of high school.
Though Wilde previously directed the 2011 short film Free Hugs, Booksmart is her first feature-length film. (Yes, that is her fiancé, Jason Sudeikis, cast as the dowdy high school principal.) The movie recently premiered at South by Southwest on March 10, and it will officially hit theaters on May 24.