In The Little Hours, medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY JEFF BAENA
BASED ON THE DECAMERON BY GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO
STARRING ALISON BRIE, DAVE FRANCO, KATE MICUCCI, AUBREY PLAZA, JOHN C. REILLY AND MOLLY SHANNON
cast & Crew
AS SISTER FERNANDA
Aubrey Plaza is currently in production on FX’s new show Legion, a science fiction series created by Noah Hawley and based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. The story follows a troubled young man by the name of David Haller, played by Dan Stevens, who may be more than human. Aubrey will play David’s friend Lenny, who has had a life filled with drugs and alcohol abuse, however is confident that her life is going to turn around. The series will debut in 2017.
AS SISTER GINERVA
Kate Micucci is co-creator and co-star of comedy/music group Garfunkel and Oates, which she created with Riki Lindhome. The girls were named as one of Variety’s "Comics to Watch" in 2010 and their two-woman show regularly sold out Largo, UCB, Meldown, and Super Serious Show. Their IFC series Garfunkel and Oates, which the girls co-created, wrote, and starred in, was IFC’s third highest series premiere in the network’s history.
AS SISTER ALESSANDRA
Alison Brie was last seen in the comedy How to be Single starring opposite Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann and Rebel Wilson. The film was released by Warner Bros. and grossed over $110 million worldwide. She will next be seen in The Masterpiece opposite James Franco, which is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room and The Headhunters Calling opposite Gerard Butler, which premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. She is currently in production on Netflix’s Glow which is executive produced by Jenji Kohan and co- created by Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange Is the New Black). The 10-episode comedy is inspired by the real story of the 1980s female wrestling league and Brie plays the lead role. Brie has had four films premiere at the Sundance Film Festival with Jeff Baena’s Joshy in 2016; Leslye Headland’s Sleeping with Other People opposite Jason Sudeikis in 2015; Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ The Kings of Summer opposite Nick Offerman and Megan Mullaly in 2013 and Save the Date opposite Lizzie Caplan in 2012.
Dave Franco is having a prolific year. In January, he will be seen in the Sundance World Premiere of The Little Hours, directed by Jeff Baena and co-starring Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, and Nick Offerman. He will then lend his voice as the lead in the highly-anticipated Lego animated film The Lego Ninjago Movie, set to release Friday, September 22nd. This past summer he was in the thriller Nerve, starring opposite Emma Roberts and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman; the hit sequel Now You See Me 2, alongside an all-star cast featuring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Morgan Freeman; as well as the comedy Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising where he reprised his role of Teddy opposite Zac Efron.
AS SISTER MAREA
Molly Shannon has become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents on television and the silver screen. Shannon spent six seasons as a member of the repertory company on Saturday Night Live, primarily known for the eclectic characters she created, such as Mary Katherine Gallagher and Sally O’Malley. She is also praised for her parodies of Courtney Love, Liza Minnelli, Monica Lewinsky, and Meredith Vieira. In 2000, she received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.” Prior to joining SNL, Shannon appeared at The Up Front Comedy Theater in Los Angeles in The Rob and Molly Show, an improvisational show she co-wrote with Rob Muir.
WRITER & DIRECTOR
Jeff Baena is a writer and director currently living in Los Angeles. He grew up in Miami, Florida and studied film production at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Jeff co-wrote Fox Searchlight’s I Heart Huckabees with David O. Russell. His directorial debut, Life After Beth, premiered in Dramatic Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Jeff’s second feature, Joshy, also premiered in Dramatic Competition at Sundance in 2016.
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