No, the clip above is not from some crazy crossover TV episode where New Girl meets Parks and Recreation meets Suburgatory meets Parenthood. About Alex, the new indie dramedy written and directed by Jesse Zwick, features some of the TV’s biggest recent breakout stars: Max Greenfiled (aka Schmidt fromNew Girl), Aubrey Plaza (April from Parks), Jane Levy (Tessa from Subrgatory), and Jason Ritter (Mark fromParenthood). A self-proclaimed Big Chill-for-a-new-generation, About Alex also stars Nate Parker, Max Minghella and Maggie Grace. As withChill, the story revolves around a group of once-close-knit college friends who reunite for a long weekend at the rural house, this time after the failed suicide attempt of their friend Alex.
Young love can be complicated — especially if you happen to have fallen for a zombie. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, Anna Kendrick, John C. Reilly, and Molly Shannon, Life After Beth is the new dark comedy from writer/director Jeff Baena, who also co-wrote I Heart Huckabees with David O. Russell. DeHaan plays Zach, a young man devastated by the early passing of his girlfriend, Beth, played by Plaza.