Although he’s been tied up with The Avengers business for the last few years, Clark Gregg still found time to direct his second feature, following an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk‘s Choke. This time the source material comes directly from Gregg, who has scripted, helmed, and leads the Hollywood-set dramedy Trust Me. With a cast including Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, William H. Macy, Niecy Nash, Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell, Molly Shannon, Saxon Sharbino, and Paul Sparks, the first trailer has landed today.
We were fans of the film, which follows Gregg as a down-and-out agent that comes across a new chance, out of its Tribeca Film Festival premiere last year, saying in our review, “There is nothing more amateurish than a screenplay about Hollywood, especially one that knows very little, but Gregg smartly keeps this one on the ground floor. It’s not so much a skewering of the business, although I feared that from the film’s first few minutes. ” Check out the trailer and poster below ahead of a VOD and theatrical release this summer.
Clark Gregg leads an all-star cast in this sharp comedy as Howard Holloway, a down-on-his luck agent for child actors and truly one the last good guys left in Hollywood. After discovering a 13-year-old acting prodigy (newcomer Saxon Sharbino), he is poised to close the deal of a lifetime which would catapult his tween client and, at long last, himself, into the big time. With the support of his gorgeous new neighbor (Amanda Peet), he must wrangle the actress’ volatile, overprotective father (Paul Sparks), dodge a scheming producer (Felicity Huffman), and outwit his uber-slick nemesis (Sam Rockwell). As he arrives on the brink of the Hollywood dream that’s eluded him for a lifetime, he begins to sense that his innocent young starlet may not be quite what she seems.
Trust Me hits VOD on May 6th and theaters on June 6th.
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