Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen join forces in the newly-released red band teaser trailer for the film, Ingrid Goes West. Over the years, Plaza and Olsen have become two of Hollywood’s biggest rising stars. After stealing nearly every episode of Parks and Recreation, Aubrey Plaza went on to appear in Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Colin Trevorrow’s Safety Not Guaranteed. While she’s mostly stuck to indie pictures, Plaza’s current turn on FX’s Legion as the many faces of Lenny, may serve as the launching point for an even bigger career for the young actor.
Olsen, meanwhile, has stuck to a lot of indie roles as well, but now has multiple blockbuster movies on her work resume. After co-starring in Godzilla in 2014, Olsen joined the MCU as Scarlet Witch. She’ll tackle the role for the third time as she battles aliens in Avengers: Infinity War next summer. Before then, both Plaza and Olsen can be seen together in the Sundance favorite Ingrid Goes West.
The red band teaser trailer for the film was just released by Neon, a new distribution company founded by the CEO of the infamous Alamo Drafthouse. In it, we see Plaza’s Ingrid get fed up with her friend’s social media bliss, deciding to take out her anger in the form of pepper spray on the new bride. Eventually, she joins up with Olsen and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton). Check out the official Ingrid Goes West synopsis below:
Following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, young Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) escapes a humdrum existence by moving out West to befriend her Instagram obsession and LA socialite Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen). After a quick bond is forged between these unlikeliest of friends, the façade begins to crack in both women’s lives — with comically malicious results.
From the looks of things, this comedy will be a dark one, mining mourning and a sense of finding your place in the world for laughs. It will also be a very modern approach to the genre, using the idea of an Instagram tastemaker and the dreaded FOMO to finally cause a break in someone. And while Olsen’s character looks to be more well-adjusted than Plaza’s, the Ingrid Goes West plot synopsis hints that even her popularity will begin to take a toll on her.
The film will also be the first feature from Matt Spicer, who’s written and directed a number of shorts over the years to much acclaim. He’s also got a few more projects currently in development, so we wouldn’t be surprised if Ingrid Goes West sees his career take off. After all, with two superpowered cast members, it could be only a matter of time before Spicer tackles bigger movies of his own.
Ingrid Goes West hits theaters August 4th, 2017.