If anyone can be trusted to take on the story of a woman fighting off seedy men and reclaiming her own story. it's Killing Eve showrunner Emerald Fennell. The filmmaker makes her directorial debut with Promising Young Woman, casting Carey Mulligan as the hurricane lead.
The trailer initially lays out a familiar, unsettling scenario, in which a woman is taken advantage of – and men claim it is her fault for making herself so vulnerable. But the tables soon turn, and it appears this eponymous woman with so much promise has all the cards in her hands.
To what extent Promising Young Woman will be a full bloody revenge thriller remains to be seen, but it's a juicy premise to start with. Plus, Mulligan is joined by a host of male actors certainly long overdue rewarding dramatic parts. Stand-up comedian Bo Burnham in particular, as well as Adam Brody and Max Greenfield.
The rest of the cast is equally attractive too, including Alison Brie, Laverne Cox and Molly Shannon. It's easy to box Promising Young Woman off as a timely post-#MeToo picture – but maybe that's not such a bad thing.
Stay tuned to watch how this dangerous story unfolds – and who makes it out alive.
|What||Promising Young Woman: Carey Mulligan revenge thriller|
17 Apr 20 – 17 Apr 21, TIMES VARY
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