Jexi is an upcoming American comedy film written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It stars Adam DeVine, Alexandra Shipp, Michael Peña, Rose Byrne, Justin Hartley, Wanda Sykes, Ron Funches and Charlyne Yi.
This would be the last theatrical film by CBS Films, as it announced in early 2019 that it would be absorbed into CBS Corporation’s Entertainment group and switch to making films for CBS All Access.
Phil has a major dependency issue he’s addicted to his phone. He has no friends, he has a job writing pop culture Top 10 lists and his love life is non existent. But his Facebook status is about to change.
When he is forced to upgrade his phone, the latest model comes with an unexpected feature. Jexi is an A.I life coach virtual assistant and cheerleade.
With her help, Phil begins to get a real life. But as he becomes less dependent on his phone Jexi’s artificial intelligence morphs into a tech nightmare determined to keep Phil all to herself, even if it means ruining his chances of finding success.
In November 2018, it was announced Adam DeVine had taken the lead role, with Jon Lucas and Scott Moore directing from a screenplay they wrote. Suzanne Todd will serve as a producer on the film, while CBS Films will produce and distribute.
In December 2018, Alexandra Shipp joined the cast of the film. In January 2019, Michael Peña, Rose Byrne, Justin Hartley, Wanda Sykes, Ron Funches and Charlene Yi joined the cast.
The movie to be released on 11th October 2019.