Joy Bryant Joins ‘About Last Night’ Remake, Talks New Film ‘Hit and Run’

Joy Bryant

Alberto E. Rodriguez

Joy Bryant has landed the female lead role in the currently untitled Screen Gems’ romantic comedy that is based off of David Mamet‘s play “Sexual Perversity In Chicago,” which was turned into the 1986 film About Last Night.

In the original film, a man (Rob Lowe) and woman (Demi Moore) meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends (played by Jim Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins).

Bryant will join previously announced Michael Ealy (in the role originated by Rob Lowe),Kevin Hart (in the Jim Belushi role), and possibly, Regina Hall (in the Elizabeth Perkins role).

According to Deadline, the new film will be set in Los Angeles with production slated to begin next month.

But that’s not the only big news regarding the actress. Bryant, who currently stars as Jasmine Braverman on NBC’s Parenthood, has a small role alongside Bradley Cooper in the new flick Hit and Run. The actress recently chatted with Ebony to discuss the new film and her upcoming projects.

“Oh, my character Neve is with Bradley Cooper, but you find out that she was once with Dax’s [Shepard] character,” she tells Ebony. “She’s still kind of on the other side of the tracks. She’s kind of like a bad ass. She’s just stinky, got a little attitude. She’s fun.” Bryant adds: “It’s this romantic comedy, but wrapped up in this awesome car chase movie. And it is in no way shape or form, cheesy or corny at all.”

When discussing other projects, Bryant revealed that she is working on several upcoming projects–which include a TV show, an unscripted TV show involving shopping, and a soon-to-debut web series about outdoor sports. “It’s called ‘Across the Board’ and … I mean, I love snowboarding,” said Bryant. “It’s me as a host with a guest, like a celebrity, athlete, people like that, and we are doing either surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding or stand-up paddle together and just kinda hanging out and talking.”

“Across the Board” will arrive next month on Youtube’s The Conversation Channel. Hit and Run opens on Aug. 22.


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