Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish have a new movie coming out.
It’s been announced that the film, titled Here Today, has been picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions’ Stage 6 Films. The film, which Crystal directed, stars in, and co-wrote with Alan Zweibel -based off the latter’s 2011 short story The Prize, was first announced back in 2019.
The film “follows veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz (Crystal), who is going through a tough time in his life. He meets New York singer Emma Payge (Haddish) and they form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust.”
“I am thrilled that Here Today will be in theaters with real people soon. It was a joy to write with my dear friend Alan Zweibel. To get to act with and direct the hilarious Tiffany Haddish and our fantastic cast was a blessing. I haven’t been this excited since I got my second Moderna vaccine,” said Crystal.
“Here Today portrays an unforgettable friendship between two highly-unlikely characters who could not be more different. The on-screen relationship between Billy and Tiffany is achingly funny and incredibly profound. They remind us that the bonds of friendship and family can help us get through almost anything. We could not be more proud to present Billy’s telling of this story so vividly brought to life through the incredible performances of this talented cast,” said producer Fred Bernstein.
Rounding out the cast is Penn Badgley, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, Louisa Krause, Anna Deavere Smith, and Nyambi Nyambi. Additionally, Crystal, Haddish, and Zweibel serve as producers on the film.
Here Today opens in theaters May 7th.