How I Met Your Mother Fans might be surprised to discover that Josh Radnor – aka Ted Mosby – has began to prepare himself for a career after his sitcom. So far, he’s written and directed two films. The first, Happythankyoumoreplease was a moderate hit in indie circles although it received less than stellar reviews from critics.
His sophomore effort as a writer-director may prove that Radnor has refined his writing-directing skills since, as he was able to round up a cast that includes Elisabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, and Michael Weston. IMDb also lists Zac Efron in the cast, although he is nowhere to be seen in the trailer, leading me to believe his role is little more than a cameo – probably another college-aged kid Radnor’s character encounters at some point.
In the film, a 35 year old (played by Radnor) returns to his old college where he finds himself falling for a 19 year old sophomore student (Olsen). Then there are lots of feelings. Then the characters sometimes discuss those feelings.
The vibe from the trailer is that you’ve seen movies like this a thousand times – which means that it will be the strength of the actors that determines whether it hits the right notes or not. The film will be released in the U.S. for a limited run on September 14, 2012, so we will find out then.