These Stills From Movie 43 Have Us Comforted That This Celebrity Ensemble Comedy Will Actually Be Funny

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Movie 43 first look Halle Berry Kate Winslet Emma Stone Kieran Culkin Seann William Scott Liev Schreiber Johnny Knoxville Hugh Jackman Peter Farrelly

Until today, I had never heard of the new ensemble comedy Movie 43, which sounds like New York, I Love You but funny. And it truly is an ensemble work, encompassing a series of skits envisioned by 15 different writers and several directors. One of them, Peter Farrelly, explained how it all came about:

“It’s the brainchild of Charlie Wessler, who produced most of our movies. Never before have such huge actors pushed the envelope so much. Charlie knows all these people. He went to them, huge stars, like Kate Winslet, and she said, ‘I’m shooting this movie, I’m not free for a year and a half.’ This movie was made over four years, and they just had to wait for a year or two years for different actors. They would shoot for a week, and shut down for several months. Same thing with the directors. It was the type of movie you could come back to.”

And if that hasn't convinced you, check out these first photos of the cast and the pretty funny faces they're making.

Photos: Entertainment Weekly