Who says murder can’t be funny? In the upcoming comedy Most Likely to Murder, funnyman Adam Pally tries to catch a possibly murdering neighbor who is dating his ex. “Tries” is the optimum word here.
Here’s the official synopsis: “A home for the holidays comedic murder-mystery… Billy (Pally) comes back to his hometown expecting to be beloved like he used to be. Instead, he finds his ex (Rachel Bloom) is dating the former high school outcast (Vincent Kartheiser), so Billy becomes obsessed with proving the outcast is actually the killer behind a mysterious local death. It’s like Rear Window…for stoners.”
Okay, that last line cracks me up, and in watching the trailer, I’m already hooked. It sounds like a comedic situation we’ve seen before, but naturally, in any of these type movies, casting is the key. Pally, best known from shows like Happy Endings and The Mindy Project, playing the guy a bit down on his luck is perfect, while Bloom as the ex-girlfriend who wants nothing to do with him is a nice switch because in her hit TV show, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, it’s Bloom doing the chasing. Also great is Kartheiser as the weird new BF, which most know from Mad Men.
Bloom, however, told EW that the story is more than just about a guy who can’t quite figure out if his ex’s new boyfriend is a psycho killer or not. “It’s about people trying to start fresh,” she said. “It’s about one person in the past who comes back into this town, is trying to drag everyone who’s moved on from him back to where he is. It’s weird because he’s the protagonist, but in many ways, he’s the villain of the movie.”
Watch the trailer above!
Most Likely to Murder will make its world premiere at SXSW, and will be released May 1 on Digital and On Demand