EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Jessica Parker has become synonymous with New York City since her iconic role in Sex and the City. It shouldn’t be a surprise that her next project takes place in New York City — but it isn’t exactly a comedic Cosmo-fueled study on women and their relationships with men. In Blue Night, she plays a singer whose world is turned upside down when she gets a life-changing medical diagnosis. The clip above gives us a short — and ambiguous — taste of Parker in the drama that will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19.
The film, written by Laura Eason, marks documentarian Fabien Constant’s narrative debut and also stars Renée Zellweger, Common, Simon Baker, Taylor Kinney, Jacqueline Bisset, Waleed Zuaiter and Gus Birney.
In a 24-hour time frame, we see Vivienne (Parker) prepare for an upcoming world tour, navigate her relationships and familial obligations, and reflect on her life’s successes and failures, all the while trying to find a private moment to share with others the news she has received from the doctor. With the weight of that bearing down on her, we see Vivienne grapple to make peace with the city around her and those who inhabit it, as a chance encounter with an unlikely friend ultimately helps her come to terms with her new reality.
The film is produced by Pretty Matches’ Parker, Alison Benson and AMBI Media Group’s Monika Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino.
Check out the clip above.