Having debuted at the US Sundance back in January to excellent reviews, getting picked up by Film District for a North American release this June, and I’m hoping that the same thing will happen once it plays here at the UK festival in a month’s time.
Colin Trevorrow makes his feature directorial debut, from a script by Derek Connolly (also making his feature debut), starring Aubrey Plaza (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Parks and Recreation) in the lead, along with Mark Duplass (co-director of Jeff, Who Lives At Home), Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), and Kristen Bell (Heroes).
“From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine – When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes hes solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon. Together, they embark on a hilarious, smart, and unexpectedly heartfelt journey that reveals how far believing can take you.”
The first trailer and poster have now gone online, courtesy of Apple, and judging from all the strong reviews it received at Sundance, I’m hoping that it will live up to expectations and be one of the best indie films of the year.
Safety Not Guaranteed will be playing at Sundance London at the end of next month, and will be released in US theatres on 8th June. With a bit of luck, we’ll have a UK release date to bring you soon too. For now, the first trailer and poster for your viewing pleasure. And if you’d like to see the former in HD, you can do so over at Apple.