Amazon Studios released a new trailer for “Landline” today, the film is an upcoming comedy starring Jenny Slate and is set to release later this summer. The comedy was directed by Gillian Robespierre, working from a script written by Elisabeth Holm and Gillian Robespierre. Joining Slate in the film are Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, Jay Duplass and John Turturro. Amazon Studios will release “Landline” in theaters on July 21st, but you can get an early look at the film below.
In the film two sisters suspect their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, and it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family façade. For the first time, older sister Dana (Jenny Slate), recently engaged and struggling with her own fidelity, finds herself bonding with her wild teenage sister Ali (Abby Quinn). The two try to uncover the truth without tipping off their mother (Edie Falco) and discover the messy reality of love and sex in the process. Set in 1990s Manhattan, Landline is a warm, insightful and comedic drama about a family united by secrets and lies, co-written and directed by Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child).
Fans of Slate should also keep “Aardvark” on their radar, though that project is a drama not a comedy. The film was written and directed by Brian Shoaf, and will feature Zachary Quinto, Jenny Slate, and Sheila Vand. Slate recently starred in Marc Webb’s “Gifted” alongside Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, and Lindsay Duncan. “Gifted” did very well considering its limited-release schedule back in April, Slate played the role of Bonnie in that project. “Gifted” opened to a $446K weekend debut before going on to make $24M domestically. The film also made almost $3M in foreign markets. Of course you can usually find a bit of Jenny Slate on “Bob’s Burgers” on FOX, Slate voices the roles of Tammy and Bernadette in the popular animated series.