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Entertainment Marwan Kenzari and Gillian Jacobs team up for new rom-com

01:05  08 may  2021
01:05  08 may  2021 Source:   digitalspy.com

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Marwan Kenzari wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera: Aladdin's Marwan Kenzari and Community star Gillian Jacobs team up for the new rom-com Any Other Night. © Paul Archuleta - Getty Images Aladdin's Marwan Kenzari and Community star Gillian Jacobs team up for the new rom-com Any Other Night.

Set in Berlin, the movie centres on hapless taxi driver Max (Kenzari, who played Jafar in Guy Ritchie's live-action take on the Disney animation) and Maggie (Jacobs), the young woman he picks up one evening.

Soon after he rocks up, Max discovers that Maggie has just been dumped and is now tasked with ferrying all of her possessions across the city in the midst of a transit strike.

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Gillian Jacobs posing for the camera: Gillian Jacobs poses for the press © Stefanie Keenan - Getty Images Gillian Jacobs poses for the press

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What should have been a simple job soon turns into a wild, late night, as the pair open up to one another about their own personal struggles and get up to all kinds of mischief.

Dutch filmmaker Michiel Ten Horn is set to direct, working with a script penned by Patrick Whistler (Cardinal).

"I’m just so happy to be working with Gillian and Marwan on this film," Ten Horn said in a statement (via Variety).

"Gillian has obviously honed such smart, sharp comic timing. Marwan brings an incredible on-camera presence, intense but likeable. This film is a chance to see them both in a new light, something a little different than audiences may expect.

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Marwan Kenzari wearing a suit and tie © Paul Archuleta - Getty Images Marwan Kenzari

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"It's exciting. Their energy together is undeniable."

"We can't wait to see Michiel, Gillian and Marwan bring this world to life," added producer Mike MacMillan. "After such a difficult year for everyone, it feels like we need to laugh, to remember travel, to fall in love. It feels like perfect timing for Any Other Night."

Any Other Night is yet to receive an official release date.

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