Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney are on the hunt for their next romantic comedy following the success of “Anyone But You”


Glen Powell, a staunch advocate for romantic comedy, emphasizes its value in cinema, highlighting its ability to bring joy and entertainment.

Powell revealed to Variety during the 2024 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, February 24th, that he and Sweeney were already reading scripts for their next romantic venture. “When you find someone you really click with, Sydney is so easy to work with and so much fun. They’re definitely trying to find the next thing,” explained the “Top Gun: Maverick” actor.

“Please send us all the scripts you have,” Powell continued. “You know we’re here for that. It’s been really wonderful reading a lot. Sydney reads everything, by the way, and at record speed. I think she’s the fastest reader I’ve ever met. It takes me a little longer, but we’re reading everything and just trying to see what makes sense, what we can turn into something the audience will respond to.”

Earlier this month, Sweeney hinted at future projects with Powell when asked about a possible sequel to “Anyone But You,” but she didn’t offer specific details. “I can’t actually reveal all my secrets,” said the “Euphoria” star to E! News on February 12th. However, she vaguely confirmed that she “was talking to [Powell] this morning” and they were “talking about things.”

Pressed for more information, Sweeney replied, “You never know, you’ll have to wait and see.”

“Anyone But You,” a modern reimagining of William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” has so far grossed $200 million at the global box office against a $25 million budget. Sweeney, who produced the film with her fiancé Jonathan Davino, celebrated the earlier milestone of $100 million worldwide on January 22nd, a month after its theatrical release on December 22nd, 2023.

“You guys are the best,” Sweeney wrote via Instagram Story at the time. “I know I keep saying this, but honestly I can’t thank you enough for continually sharing your love for this movie.” She added, “Romantic comedies are back, baby!”

Like his co-star, Powell has been a staunch advocate for the romantic comedy genre, defending it at the Sundance Film Festival in January. “At least for me, I’ve always been a fan of cinema in general and I always find it absurd when certain actors belittle certain genres,” Powell told Variety on January 21st.

“At its best execution, it provides the audience with so much joy and fun, and as an actor, you get to play many different roles,” he continued. “Dismissing a genre and belittling it is just silly.”

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