Juliet, Naked is a 2018 British-American comedy-drama film directed by Jesse Peretz based on Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name. It centers on the story of Annie (Rose Byrne), and her unlikely romance with singer-songwriter Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke), who is also the subject of her boyfriend’s (Chris O’Dowd) long-time music obsession. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2018.
Annie (Rose Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O’Dowd) – an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). When the acoustic demo of Tucker’s hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked is a comic account of life’s second chances.
Initial release: August 17, 2018 (USA)
Director: Jesse Peretz
Costume design: Lindsay Pugh
Production companies: Apatow Productions, Los Angeles Media Fund, Bona Fide Productions
Producers: Judd Apatow, Jeffrey Soros, Barry Mendel, Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa
Screenplay: Tamara Jenkins, Phil Alden Robinson, Evgenia Peretz, Jim Taylor