Aaron Tveit wants to quit his job in a creative way in Better Off Single, as shown in The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive clip.
The dating comedy sees the Grease Live! and BrainDead star as Charlie Carroll, who opts to enter unemployment and singledom on the same day and finds himself drowning in New York City's dating pool and suffering from surreal hallucinations on his journey to self-discovery. For example, he imagines interrupting a companywide meeting and aggressively urinating all over the conference table.
"This scene is one of the 'act breaks' in the film, which [charts] Charlie's progression into a bit of madness," Tveit explains of the scene. "Charlie is struggling with the life-sucking work he's been having to do, amidst many changes in his life. … These scenes were so much fun to shoot, as they live inside Charlie's head. We had a lot of freedom to really go for things, no matter how fantastical."
Written and directed by Benjamin Cox, the film also features Abby Elliott, Kal Penn, Chris Elliott, Annaleigh Ashford, Lauren Miller and Shane McRae.
"I'm hoping people have a great time watching these characters struggle with their problems in a very, very funny way," says Tveit, "and realize that we all have a lot of these same thoughts … and that's OK."
Gravitas Ventures releases Better Off Single in select theaters and on demand on Oct. 7.