Comedic talent Leslie Mann plays Kate, happily married to Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) …or so she thinks. It turns out that her husband has been conducting an affair with Carly, (Cameron Diaz) a successful lawyer. The women strike up an unlikely friendship, before making another discovery: this lying rogue has in fact been three-timing them—with the young and very sexy Amber (Kate Upton) in “The Other Woman.”
In the movie, the three plot revenge, and in the process learn about themselves and what they really want in life. The three women don’t appear to have much in common, other than the philandering womanizer who has been tricking them. They become great pals, however, and decide to teach the lying Mark a few lessons to prove that cheating will not work. But their journey goes way beyond straightforward revenge. From director Nick Cassavetes, the hilarious film is an original take on friendship and relationships.
A silent yet supportive ally in their blossoming friendship is Kate’s brother Phil, played by Taylor Kinney. Taylor Kinney (“Zero Dark Thirty”) rounds out the starring cast, as Kate’s brother, Phil. Phil, in addition to having a really nice beach house, is the opposite of Mark; he’s an honest and good guy. Phil at first is disturbed when the ladies seem to be obsessed with stalking Mark, but he and Carly soon develop a growing attraction. Once Carly and Kate figure out that there is another woman filling in the unexplained spots in Mark’s calendar, they hop in the car to track her down in the Hamptons where Phil’s beach house is located. They establish headquarters at Kate’s brother Phil’s place, which is a beach house with a bachelor’s vibe on the ocean in East Quogue.
“The Other Woman” balances its broad comedy and emotional truth with a bit of fantasy and high glamour – or as director Nick Cassavetes dubs it, the film is “candy-dipped.” In addition to the costumes by Patricia Field and her team of chic New York stylists, the film was lucky to have acclaimed French cinematographer Robert Fraisse on board. Fraisse is an Academy Award® nominee for the Jean-Jacques Annaud film “The Lover.” He also created the lush images in Cassavetes’ romance “The Notebook” and worked with him again on “Alpha Dog.”
The exclusive Quogue Beach Club where Phil’s beach house is allowed filming on its pristine white beach for a pivotal moment when Carly and Kate spy on and then chase bikini-clad Amber. After wrapping in the Hamptons, cast and crew packed up their gear and hopped on a flight to the Caribbean. As producer Julie Yorn recalls: “The original draft of the script didn’t have the journey to the Bahamas section, and it felt like it was lacking a big, action-oriented piece at the end. Nick came up with this idea that the ladies travel to the island paradise to catch Mark committing fraud. So we get to have the great moments of them chasing him and having to go on an adventure together.”
Taylor Kinney currently stars as Kelly Severide, a brash Lieutenant with an unflappable veneer who is fighting his own demons in NBC’s one-hour drama, “Chicago Fire.” On television, Kinney has a variety of credits including a series regular role in NBC’s ‘Trauma” and the recurring role of ‘Mason Lockwood’ on “The Vampire Diaries.” He starred in Michael Patrick King’s NBC pilot “A Mann’s World opposite Don Johnson and has appeared on such shows as “Breakout Kings”, “Castle,” “Shameless,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Bones” and “CSI: NY.” Kinney was also featured in the telefilm “Five,” a project produced by Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keyes and was seen in the web series “Dating Rules From My Future Self.” Big screen credits include Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” the Marty Papazian-directed independent feature “Least Among Saints” and the short film “Prodigal.”
“The Other Woman” opens May 7 in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.