Vacation Friends set for Disney+ Star debut this August
James R | On 19, Jun 2021
Vacation Friends will debut on Star on Disney+ this August.
Produced by 20th Century Studios, the comedy stars John Cena (F9, The Suicide Squad), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out, Judas and the Black Messiah), Yvonne Orji (Insecure, Night School), Meredith Hagner (Search Party, Palm Springs), Robert Wisdom (The Alienist, Ballers), Andrew Bachelor (The Babysitter, Holidate) and Lynn Whitfield (Greenleaf, Madea’s Family Reunion).
It follows strait-laced Marcus and Emily (Howery, Orji), who are befriended by wild, thrill-seeking partiers Ron and Kyla (Cena, Hagner) at a resort in Mexico. Living in the moment, the usually level-headed couple lets loose to enjoy a week of uninhibited fun and debauchery with their new vacation friends. Months after their walk on the wild side, Marcus and Emily are horrified when Ron and Kyla show up uninvited at their wedding, creating chaos and proving that what happens on vacation, doesn’t necessarily stay on vacation.
Directed by Clay Tarver (Silicon Valley), Vacation Friends was written by Tom Mullen and Tim Mullen and Clay Tarver and Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. The producers are Todd Garner (Tag, Playing with Fire) and Timothy M Bourne (Love, Simon, The Hate U Give), with Steve Pink and Sean Robins serving as executive producers.
it is the first 20th Century Studios film to have a simultaneous global release on the Hulu and Disney+ streaming platforms, with the film arriving in the UK as a Star Original. It will be available on Disney+, as part of a £7.99 monthly subscription, on 27th August.