What would you do if your soul mate, exactly as you imagined them, sprang to life from your imagination? That’s one of the questions posed by Ruby Sparks, the upcoming film from Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the directors of Little Miss Sunshine.
The film stars Paul Dano as Calvin, a novelist who writes his dream girl (on a typewriter, which means he might be a poseur) and is justifiably shocked when she materializes in his house. Zoe Kazan, granddaughter of Elia, plays Ruby and wrote the script. She and Dano are also a couple in real-life, a romance that will hopefully translate to onscreen chemistry instead of a break-up that leads to awkward tension at the premier.
A trailer was released today, available above. The film, which co-stars Antonio Banderas, Annette Benning, and Elliott Gould, is set to hit screens July 25.