First Look: Complete Cast of Peter Billingsley's Couples Retreat
In September we told you about a comedy called Couples Retreat with a script by Jon Favreau that is being directed by Peter Billingsley. The concept - four couples go to an island resort on Bora Bora; one is there to work on their rocky relationship, there others are there to play, but they all soon discover participation in the resort's couples therapy program is not optional. Obviously all hell breaks loose soon thereafter. USA Today has our first look at the complete cast, including all four of the beautiful couples. I'm also going to say how perfect this all is that we get this photo today because I can remind everyone to watch A Christmas Story this week, which stars Couples Retreat director Peter Billingsley as Ralphie.
Below are the four couples: Kristen Bell and Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau and Kristin Davis, Vince Vaughn and Malin Akerman, and Faizon Love and Kali Hawk. Also part of the cast but not seen in the photo: Jean Reno as Monsieur Marcelle, the resort's mastermind, and John Michael Higgins as a therapist.
"I had the concept a while ago, and Favreau did the first draft of the screenplay with specific actors in mind," Vaughn explained to USA Today. As for what is wrong with who, Vaughn gives us a more official rundown of the relationships: Bateman, who is hoping to patch up his union with Bell, invites the three other couples along on their trip. Bateman and Bell are "Type A's struggling to have kids." Faizon and his wife have just separated, and he is dating a young girl from Foot Locker. Vaughn and Akerman are swamped with kids and work. And Favreau and Kristin Davis are secretly not completely faithful to each other. To sum it all up, it's as Vaughn says to Bateman: "Thank you for bringing me to Problem Island."
First off, I think every guy has a crush on either Kristen Bell or Malin Akerman (or both) and that infatuation is only going to get more intense when Fanboys and Watchmen both hit theaters next year. Secondly, I'm going to confess that I have a huge crush on Kristin Davis, too, and have been waiting for her to actually take on a real role outside of Sex and the City (and she's married to Jon Favreau in this?!). That combination, a script by Jon Favreau, the reuniting of Favreau and Vince Vaughn on the big screen, and the directorial debut of Peter Billingsley - this already sounds like one of next year's best comedies!