Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Emile Hirsch and Craig Robinson get weird in the trailer for An Evening With Beverly Luff Lin, a new comedy from The Greasy Strangler writer/director Jim Hosking, and a poster for the movie promises, "A love triangle with too many sides."
In this distinctly kooky-looking comedy, Plaza plays a woman called Lulu Danger whose dissatisfying life is disrupted when she sees a commercial for a magical show featuring a man from her past, Beverly Luff Lin (Robinson). This leads to Lulu running away from her husband, Shane (Hirsch), with a gunman that Shane hired (Clement), who happens to fall deeply in love with Lulu. The trailer doesn't give much else about the plot away, but it does look like a movie worth checking out for people who love bizarre and off-kilter comedy.
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Hosking's feature directorial debut, The Greasy Strangler, proved to be divisive among critics, with opinion generally divided down a line of how enamored reviewers were with the filmmaker's unique and potentially off-putting style. An Evening With Beverly Luff Lin debuted at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to equally mixed reviews, with Variety's generally positive critique acknowledging that, "If Hosking isn’t your tempo, you’re probably in the majority." Check out the movie's poster below:
If nothing else, An Evening With Beverly Luff Lin at least boasts an excellent cast. Plaza and Clement both star in FX's off-the-wall comic book adaptation Legion, which recently concluded its second season. Plaza is also known for her role as sulky intern April in Parks and Recreation, while Clement is a member of the comedy duo Flight of the Conchords and a frequent collaborator with Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. Robinson (whose role as the eponymous Beverly Luff Lin is mostly non-verbal) is also a comedy veteran, best known for his role in The Office and movies like Hot Tub Time Machine and This Is The End.
If you're interested in checking out An Evening With Beverly Luff Lin, you won't have to wait too long. It's getting a limited theatrical release on October 19, and will also be getting a VOD and Digital HD release on the same day. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this trailer, and whether you're interested to find out more about Beverly Luff Lin's magical show.