In Rebecca Miller's witty, modern romantic comedy MAGGIE'S PLAN, Greta Gerwig portrays Maggie Hardin, a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker working at the New School who, without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), a "ficto-critical anthropologist" and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time, and adjusts her plans for motherhood. Complicating matters, John is in a strained marriage with Georgette Nørgaard (Julianne Moore), a brilliant Danish academic. With a Greek chorus of Maggie's eccentric and hilarious best friends Tony and Felicia (played by Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph) observing wryly from the sidelines, Maggie sets into motion a new plan that catapults her into a nervy love triangle with John and Georgette, intertwining their lives and connecting them in surprising and humorous new ways. Maggie learns that sometimes destiny should be left to its own devices. MAGGIE'S PLAN is a sweet, sophisticated and funny exploration of the unexpected complexities of modern romance, mixing heart and humor in a story of the delightful variability of relationships over the course of time.
A Round Films / Rachael Horovitz Production, presented by Freedom Media, in association with Locomotive, in association with Hyperion Media, in association with Franklin Street Capital, MAGGIE'S PLAN stars Golden Globe® nominee Greta Gerwig (FRANCES HA, MISTRESS AMERICA), Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominee Ethan Hawke (BOYHOOD), Emmy® winner Bill Hader (TRAINWRECK, THE SKELETON TWINS), Emmy® nominee and Independent Spirit Award winner Maya Rudolph (BRIDESMAIDS, AWAY WE GO), Travis Fimmel ("Vikings," the forthcoming WARCRAFT), Ida Rohatyn, Wallace Shawn ("The Good Wife," the TOY STORY films), Mina Sundwell (FREEHELD), and Oscar®, Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Julianne Moore (STILL ALICE, the forthcoming MOCKINGJAY: PART 2).
The film is written for the screen, produced and directed by Rebecca Miller (THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE, PERSONAL VELOCITY: THREE PORTRAITS), based on a story by Karen Rinaldi. The film producers are Rachael Horovitz (MONEYBALL), Damon Cardasis with Miller's Round Films, along with executive producers Phil Stephenson and Temple Williams, Lucy Barzun Donnelly and Alexandra Kerry, and Michael J. Mailis and Susan Wrubel. The creative team includes casting by Cindy Tolan, CSA (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON), director of photographer Sam Levy (WHILE WE'RE YOUNG), production designer Alexandra Schaller (CUSTODY, THE SILENT TREATMENT), film editor Sabine Hoffmann (THE LAST FIVE YEARS), music by Michael Rohatyn (THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE), costume designer Malgosia Turzanska (AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS), and music supervisor Adam Horovitz (founding member of BEASTIE BOYS).