Release Date: June 23 (Limited); June 30 (Chicago/Expansion); July 7 (Expansion); July 14 (Wide)
Written by: Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
Produced by: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Adeel Akhtar, Zenobia Shroff, Anupam Kher and Ray Romano
Run Time: 119 minutes
Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.
When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter (HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS) and producer by Judd Apatow (TRAINWRECK, THIS IS 40) and Barry Mendel (TRAINWRECK, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS).