EXCLUSIVE : Hulu has announced that the R-rated dark comedy The Drop from executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass will bow on the streamer on January 13. New stills from the Hulu Original, starring Anna Konkle ( PEN15 ) and Jermaine Fowler ( Coming 2 America ), can be found above and below.
Directed by Sarah Adina Smith ( Birds of Paradise , Buster's Mal Heart ), The Drop follows Lex (Konkle) and Mani (Fowler), who seem like a happily married couple, running a bakery together and actively trying to have a baby. Their trip to a friend's destination wedding at a tropical island seems like a great opportunity to keep trying to conceive, all while reconnecting with their successful group of friends.
The good vibes are quickly cut short, however, when, upon their arrival at the tropical destination, Lex tries to hold the baby of her friend ( Search Party 's Aparna Nancherla) who's getting married, and drops the baby in full view of her friends. This distressing event immediately puts a damper on the nuptial celebrations. Recriminations, passive-aggressive behavior and uncomfortable tension permeates this convening of friends and threatens to further disrupt Lex and Mani's future.
Pic's ensemble also includes Jillian Bell ( 22 Jump Street ), Utkarsh Ambudkar ( Brittany Runs a Marathon ), Elisha Henig ( The Sinner ), Jennifer Lafleur ( Nope ), Joshua Leonard ( The Blair Witch Project ) and Robin Thede ( A Black Lady Sketch Show ). Smith and Leonard co-wrote the script and produced the film alongside Jonako Donley, Mel Eslyn, Shuli Harel, Tim Headington and Lia Buman.
The Duplass Brothers have also recently exec produced Eslyn's feature directorial debut Biosphere — which has Mark Duplass starring opposite Sterling K. Brown — among other projects. That film has been acquired for a 2023 theatrical release by IFC Films and will stream exclusively on AMC+ following its time in theaters.
Other Hulu Original Films coming up for release include the supernatural teen comedy Darby and the Dead and It's a Wonderful Binge — the sequel to the streamer's 2020 comedy The Binge — on December 2nd and 9th, respectively.
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