|Joel Zwick may be getting on in years (he’s 66 and thus officially an OAP), and his last big hit may have been the middle-aged catnip that was My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but he’s still keen to show that he’s down with da kidz with his new movie, Did You Get My Text.|
And no, there doesn’t appear to be a question mark at the end of the title, which will send our subs crazy.
Anyway, it’s a rom-com written by actor Jaleel White about a young man who inadvertently starts a relationship with a girl while using his friend’s phone. Their courtship then falls foul of a series of technological errors, and hilarity no doubt ensues.
Well, we’ve heard worse ideas for rom-coms, and Zwick proved with MBFGW (that’s the texty abbreviation) that he knows his way around the genre, so we’re prepared to give this one a chance.
The film is produced by Matthew Cooke and Bert Marcus, who are also producing a new documentary called Propaganda, about the suppression of freedom of speech in the States. Cooke will write and direct the documentary, which will also be produced by Entourage’s Adrian Grenier.