Kaley Cuoco Plays Author in New Romantic Comedy with Chris Klein

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Kaley Cuoco made a career from playing quirky, pretty, nice, and slightly simple-minded characters. But recently Cuoco’s headlines have revolved around her recent nuptials to Ryan Sweeting. Now Cuoco’s acting career takes the forefront once more. She filmed around The Big Bang Theory’s busy production schedule to star in a new romantic comedy about the highs and lows of being an author.

Authors Anonymous follows Hannah Rinaldi (Cuoco), a young aspiring author who joins an authors’ support group. The group is full of wacky wannabe novelists. Many of them fall into character stereotypes, such as the sensitive-poet author and the aggressively ruthless one. Hannah’s first attempt at publication ends in success. She then immediately finds more unexpected good fortune by getting a movie deal. Of course the other members of the group become jealous of her accomplishments, and their support group becomes unsupportive.

Hannah generally seems smarter than some of Cuoco’s other characters, but her inability to name a favorite author suggests that her literary success might be due to dumb luck. Authors Anoynmous’s trailer suggests that the movie will showcase all these authors’ unusual attempts at publication.

At the core of the film is a budding romance between Hannah and Henry (Chris Klein). But from Hannah’s rejection after a kiss, the attraction may be more one-sided than mutual.

Authors Anonymous follows in the footsteps of many other recent indie films by first being released on video on demand, and then a limited theatrical release around the United States.

The cast includes Breaking Bad’s Jonathan Banks, The Fosters’ Teri Polo, Mean Girl’s Jonathan Bennett and the deceased Dennis Farina. The film was his last before his death in July 2013.

Authors Anonymous isn’t the most original film, and the trailer fails to really standout in the sea of other indies coming out this year. Also, the trailer’s attempts at comedy are predictable and unfunny, but the cast makes this film more appealing, and just might draw people into watching it on demand.

Authors Anonymous hits theaters on April 18 and VOD on March 18.

Image via Authors Anonymous, Facebook

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