The Zoey Deutch-starring romantic comedy now has a trailer and will debut June 15

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Alec Bojalad

May 15, 2018

The lowly office assistant will finally get his and her day thanks to Netflix.

Netflix has released the first trailer for romantic comedy Set It Up. The movie will be available to stream on Friday, June 15. 

Set It Up stars Zoey Deutch (Vampire Academy) and Glen Powell (Scream Queens) as office assistants, Harper and Charlie whose respective bosses, Kristen (Lucy Liue) and Rick (Taye Diggs), make their jobs and lives a real pain. As Charlie observes in the trailer “when they’re boring, we’re free” so Charlier and Harper embark on a scheme to set their bosses up romantically so they can finally be left alone. 

Finally, a romantic comedy about the noble American tradition of working really hard on a harebrained scheme to get out of doing normal work at your day job!

Set It Up (which is a clever title based on a boss’s most frequent command to his or her assistant) is directed by prolific TV director Claire Scanlon (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and was written on spec by newcomer and former Ben and Kate assistant Katie Silberman. Wonder how Ben and Kate showrunner Dana Fox feels about that. 

Khaleesi herself, Emilia Clarke, was originally slated to star but dropped out. Deutch took over her role.

Here Netflix’s official synopsis for the film. 

In the hilarious and subversive romantic comedy Set It Up, Harper (Zoey Deutch) and Charlie (Glen Powell) are two overworked, underpaid executive assistants beaten down by Manhattan’s rat race. Barely aware of their own deferred dreams, these twentysomethings live to serve a pair of tough bosses (Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs) who whip them into a daily frenzy. Teaming up out of sheer desperation, Harper and Charlie hatch a plan to become secret matchmakers, getting their bosses off their backs by luring them into a fake romance. But what starts out as a brilliant maneuver quickly spirals out of their control as they realize that being the puppet masters isn’t as simple as it seems.