In Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman, Carey Mulligan’s Cassie takes her revenge in very unexpected ways. Though it’s not stated in this new trailer from Focus Features exactly what prompted her to seek retribution (for herself or, it’s hinted, someone else), at least one exchange points the way.
When a male voice is heard saying that “every guy’s worst nightmare is to be accused like that,” Cassie deadpans, “Can you guess what every woman’s worst nightmare is?”
The official synopsis: “Everyone said Cassie was a promising young woman… until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.”
The trailer begins with a very drunk Cassie being preyed upon – until she isn’t. The turnabout sets the irresistible tone for what comes after.
Written and directed by Fennell (Killing Eve), Promising Young Woman also features Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Max Greenfield, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chris Lowell, Sam Richardson, Molly Shannon and Clancy Brown.
Producers are Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, Ben Browning, Ashley Fox and Emerald Fennell.
Promising Young Woman, from Focus Features, will premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, with a theatrical release set for Friday, April 17, 2020.
Check out the trailer above.
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