Watch the New Trailer for CYRUS From the Duplass Brothers
With Johns social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcee finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life her son. CYRUS makes its debut at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend!
Written and Directed by: Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass
Cast: John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei, Catherine Keener
Produced by: Michael Costigan
Executive produced by: Tony Scott and Ridley Scott
Co-produced by: Chrisann Verges
With Johns social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcee finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life her son. Written and directed by Jay and Mark Duplass, the iconoclastic filmmaking team behind Sundance Film Festival favorite THE PUFFY CHAIR, CYRUS takes an insightful and funny look at love and family in contemporary Los Angeles.
Still single seven years after the breakup of his marriage, John (John C. Reilly) has all but given up on romance. But at the urging of his ex-wife and best friend Jamie (Catherine Keener), John grudgingly agrees to join her and her fiancé Tim (Matt Walsh) at a party. To his and everyone elses surprise, he actually manages to meet someone: the gorgeous and spirited Molly (Marisa Tomei).
Their chemistry is immediate. The relationship takes off quickly but Molly is oddly reluctant to take the relationship beyond Johns house. Perplexed, he follows her home and discovers the other man in Mollys life: her son, Cyrus (Jonah Hill). A 21-year-old new age musician, Cyrus is his moms best friend and shares an unconventional relationship with her. Cyrus will go to any lengths to protect Molly and is definitely not ready to share her with anyone, especially John. Before long, the two are locked in a battle of wits for the woman they both loveand it appears only one man can be left standing when its over.
Using the innovative improvisational techniques that have earned them critical accolades and a devoted following, Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass enter the mainstream with a touching, original story that blends humor and heartbreak, much like life itself.
CYRUS stars John C. Reilly (STEP BROTHERS, MAGNOLIA), Jonah Hill (SUPERBAD, FUNNY PEOPLE), Marisa Tomei (THE WRESTLER, WHAT WOMEN WANT), Catherine Keener (40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE) and Matt Walsh (THE HANGOVER, I LOVE YOU, MAN). Michael Costigan (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, SMART PEOPLE) is the producer, executive producers are Tony Scott and Ridley Scott with Chrisann Verges (FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION) as co-producer. The production team includes director of photography Jas Shelton (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), editor Jay Deuby (THE PUFFY CHAIR), production designer Annie Spitz (THE WACKNESS), costume designer Roemehl Hawkins (LABOR PAINS) and original music is by Michael Andrews (DONNIE DARKO, FUNNY PEOPLE).
Pictured above, from left to right: Marisa Tomei, John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Catherine Keener