After a banner year that included The Witch, Krisha, Green Room, The Lobster, De Palma, Swiss Army Man, Morris from America, American Honey, Moonlight, and 20th Century Women, A24 are gearing up for quite a 2017 as well. One of their first releases of the year will be The Lovers, and today the first trailer has arrived.
Starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts, the dramedy comes from writer-director Azazel Jacobs, who impressed a few years back with Terri. Exploring infidelity and reconciliation in a marriage, it looks to be akin to Scenes From a Marriage, American-style, and I especially look forward to Letts’ performance, who was terrific in a handful of films last year.
Check out the trailer and poster below for the film also starring Aidan Gillen, Melora Walters, Tyler Ross and Jessica Sula.
The Lovers is a refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts as a long-married and completely dispassionate husband and wife. Both are in the midst of serious affairs and are increasingly committed to their new partners. But on the brink of officially calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly and unexpectedly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance that forces them to navigate the hilarious complications of “cheating” on their respective lovers. A mixture of humor and powerful emotion, the story is a uniquely honest take on modern marriage.
The Lovers opens on May 5.