Take a look at the trailer that’s been released for upcoming dramedy Kajillionaire, starring Evan Rachell Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Debra Winger and Richard Jenkins.
Written and directed by Miranda July (Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Future), the film tells of a family of con-artists: father (Jenkins), mother (Winger) and their now 26-year-old daughter (Wood). Rodriguez plays a stranger who is charmed into taking part of a new heist, although her inclusion turns their whole world upside down as the family is forced to face the reality of what they’ve been doing and how their daughter has been raised.
It looks like a quirky and emotional little film, with what appear to be strong performances from its talented cast. This is only the third film and the second in nine years from July, who starred in both her previous features as director. Her feature debut, Me and You and Everyone We Know, co-starring John Hughes, was a hit at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, winning the Critics Week Grand Prize, the Golden Camera, the Prix Regards Jeune and the Young Critics Award.
Kajillionaire will be hitting select U.S. cinemas on September 18. Universal Pictures Australia also has it slated for a cinema release, although no date has been announced.
Official Synopsis for Kajillionaire:
From acclaimed writer/director Miranda July comes a profoundly moving and wildly original comedy. Con-artists Theresa (Debra Winger) and Robert (Richard Jenkins) have spent 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood), to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity. During a desperate, hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger (Gina Rodriguez) into joining their next scam, only to have their entire world turned upside down.