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Stella's Michael Showalter wrote and directed The Baxter, one of the most anticipated comedies of the summer. The Baxter has a fantastic cast including Paul Rudd, Michelle Williams, Elizabeth Banks, and Stella's Michael Ian Black and David Wain. Michael Showalter recently wrote about his inspiration for the film on the website Boomsalon:

"I love Bill Pullman‚Äôs character from ‚ÄúSleepless In Seattle.‚Äù I identify much more with him than with Tom Hanks…But in the middle of the movie Pullman gets dumped by Meg Ryan and then he‚Äôs never heard from again. His character is thrust into that murky, loose-ended cinematic netherworld where peripheral characters go after they no longer serve the movie‚Äôs larger cause, which is in this case bringing Tom and Meg together forever. But after ‚ÄúWalter‚Äù leaves (that‚Äôs his name in the film), everything starts to drag; the movie becomes unfunny. Moreover, I felt sorry for Walter. I thought, what about his story? How does it end? Does he get love too? It seemed like a good underdog premise. That was the seed for me."

The Baxter opens in New York on August 26th and Los Angeles on September 2nd, with more cities to follow.

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