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The comedy duo is teaming up for a new heartwarming comedy that explores the unlikely relationship between an aging comedy writer and a young singer.
CHARLIE BERNS: Wanna have some laughs?
EMMA PAYGE: Come on, Queen. Smile, girl, smile.
CHARLIE BERNS: Marilyn Monroe from "The Seven Year Itch."
EMMA PAYGE: Mm. I'd be itchy, too, if I had hot subway air blowing up my ass.
NEHA JOY: Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish is the unlikely friendship we didn't know we needed. The comedy duo is teaming up for a new heart-warming comedy, which explores the unlikely relationship between an aging comedy writer and a young singer.
CHARLIE BERNS: Oh my God, are you allergic to seafood?
EMMA PAYGE: Oh, maybe I am.
- She doesn't have insurance, and she really shouldn't be leaving here by herself.
NEHA JOY: The film follows veteran comedy writer Charlie Berns, played by Crystal, who meets New York singer Emma Payge, played by Haddish, and despite being from two different generations, form an unlikely, yet hilarious and touching friendship.
CHARLIE BERNS: I mean, this young woman is full of surprises.
- This is no time for jokes.
CHARLIE BERNS: It's the perfect time for jokes.
NEHA JOY: Crystal spoke to People magazine about the film, which he directed and also co-wrote with his good friend, former "Saturday Night Live" writer Allen Zweibel, saying, "I was really looking to do a movie about a relationship between an older man and a younger woman that was about friendship and love, and not in a romantic way.
It was an interesting place to start a story. When I heard that, I said, oh, this is how they meet." The film also stars Louisa Krause, Penn Badgley, and Laura Benanti, among others.
CHARLIE BERNS: Whoa!
EMMA PAYGE: Huh?
CHARLIE BERNS: I didn't want for this to happen.
EMMA PAYGE: That, this, it didn't happen. You're little frail body would not be able to handle all these groceries. I'd break your back.
NEHA JOY: To watch the full trailer, head to THR.com. For The Hollywood Reporter news, I'm Neha Joy.