The first trailer is here for Tully, the new comedy/drama directed by Jason Reitman and headlined by Reitman's Young Adult star Charlize Theron. Set for a release date this April, the film is written by Diablo Cody, a frequent collaborator of Reitman's who worked with him on Juno (which won Cody an Oscar) and Young Adult. Cody has also written such films as Jennifer's Body and Ricky and the Flash, and created the TV series United States of Tara.
Tully stars the Oscar-winning Theron as Marlo, a mother of three - including a newborn baby - who tries hard to juggle all her children. Seeing her struggling with her day-to-day life, her brother (Mark Duplass) takes the initiative to hire her a night nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis). While Marlo isn't too excited about the prospect of having a nanny at first, especially when the young babysitter proves to be a bit too headstrong for her own good, she eventually softens on the situation. As they continue to spend time together, the two ladies begin to develop a special bond with one another that Marlo very much did not expect.
Principal photography on Tully started back in the fall of 2016 in Vancouver, Canada, before Focus Features acquired the distribution rights in May 2017. With just three months left before the film rolls into theaters, the first trailer for Tully has been released online, providing a quick glimpse into Marlo's day to day life, as well as her first encounter with the eponymous night nanny. You can watch said trailer in the space above.
As first trailers go, Tully's sets up the premise with a good look at Marlo's exhausting day-to-day life. From not getting any sleep to care for her infant child to preparing dinner for her other two daughters, the teaser drives the point that Marlo is barely keeping it together, and is in dire need of help. While we have yet to have any glimpse of her relation with Tully, it's evident that Reitman's new film is very grounded and character-centric, much like his acclaimed work on Juno.
Tully is a drastic change from Theron's last few gigs, playing femme fatale roles as both the protagonist in last year's Atomic Blonde and the villain in Fate of the Furious, demonstrating the actress' wide acting range. But before the Reitman's movie rolls out in theaters in three months, the versatile thespian will be seen alongside an ensemble cast of David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, and Sharlto Copley in the new action/comedy film directed by Nash Edgerton, Gringo.
Source: Focus Features