Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish to Star in “Here Today”

Billy Crystal at Deadline Studio at Tribeca Film Festival, New York, Apr 2019. Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Deadline/Shutterstock (10217861d)

Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish to team up for a new indie rom-com titled Here Today. 

According to Entertainment Weekly, the not-so-conventional romantic comedy follows a veteran comedy writer (Crystal) who slowly loses his grip on reality before meeting a talented street singer (Haddish) with whom he starts a hilarious, touching, and grounding friendship.

Crystal is serving as director. He also co-wrote the screenplay with Alan Zweibel. 

“I’m so grateful to get the chance to bring this charming and beautiful story to life,” Crystal said in a statement.

“To write this with Alan was a joy, and to have Tiffany as my costar is fantastic. The generational differences in our comedy will be great to play with. She’s explosively funny and genuinely human at the same time. [I’m] excited to explore all our possibilities together.”

Production begins next month in New York City, however, a release date has yet to be announced.