The voice in her head is relentless: “You’re a freak. You’re fat. Your hair is gross. You’re a baby. You smell. Don’t be a bitch.”
Here is the first trailer for Violet, a drama starring Olivia Munn from first-time feature writer-director Justine Bateman that premiered at SXSW. Have a look at the footage above and the poster below.
Munn plays Violet Calder, who realizes that she no longer can ignore the daily barrage of self-criticisms (voiced by Justin Theroux) that clouds her life.
“You’re nothing. You’re a loser. You’re so selfish.”
The put-downs cause her to make fear-based decisions and hold her back from the kind of professional, personal and romantic life she knows she wants. Unsure how to live a life free from that self-doubt, like her childhood friend Red (Luke Bracey), Violet realizes she has no choice but to travel the road that is more frightening to her than the fear that holds her back: doing everything differently.
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
“The way I’ve always been doing things just doesn’t work now,” Violet says, adding later, “I want to be free.”
Erica Ash, Dennis Boutsikaris, Bonnie Bedelia, Zach Gordon, Rob Benedict, Todd Stashwick, and Laura San Giacomo also star in the film.
Two-time Family Ties Emmy winner Bateman also produced the film alongside Michael D Jones, Larry Hummel and Matt Paul. Relativity Media acquired Violet in July and will open it in limited release on October 29, followed by a wider theatrical rollout a week later and on-demand starting November 9.
Here is the key art for Violet:
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