Palm Springs, a breakout comedy that debuted at Sundance in January, has sent a premiere date. Hulu will debut the film July 10th, the same day it will also debut at drive-ins. The film stars Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti and is directed by Max Barbakow. Samberg, Becky Sloviter, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Dylan Sellers, and Chris Parker are producers through Lonely Island Classics. J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes, Tyler Hoechlin, and Peter Gallagher also star. The film is being distributed by Hulu and Neon, which co-acquired the movie for $17 million in January. The Palm Springs release date was reported on by Deadline.
Palm Springs: Breakout Comedy of the Summer?
"The existential romantic comedy stars Andy Samberg as Nyles and Cristin Milioti as a reluctant maid of honor who have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding after he rescues her from a disastrous toast. Things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other." They are being intentionally vague on plot details. The reviews coming out of Sundance were extremely positive, which led to the record purchase price Palm Springs received. With Samberg and Milioti as the stars, that is to be expected, however.
This could be a breakout hit for Hulu. With the lack of films, especially comedy being released right now, a movie like this can make a huge splash right now. Until theaters reopen, people are consuming streaming content like never before, and those films and shows are dominating the conversation on social media. Palm Springs stands a chance of breaking out and possibly being a substantial drive-in film as well. The only thing better than a horror film at the drive-in is a comedy. Guess we will all find out together when it debuts on July 10th.