added: Wed, Apr 12th '17
Salma Hayek is a humble holistic masseuse. John Lithgow is a smug real estate billionaire. Fate brings these two wildly different characters together for an increasingly uncomfortable and intense dinner party in the newly-released trailer for the sharp-edged social comedy "Beatriz at Dinner."
Largely set over the course of a night as Hayek's Mexican immigrant character, Beatriz, is invited to an evening soiree with a bunch of rich Southern Californian snobs, the film dives right into the issues of classism, racism, capitalism, and political and cultural snobbery.
"Beatriz at Dinner" is directed by Puerto Rican filmmaker Miguel Arteta (Youth in Revolt, Cedar Rapids), who is once again working from a script by frequent writing collaborator and comic actor Mike White (School of Rock). They both previously worked together on the films "Chuck & Buck" and "The Good Girl."
Co-starring Connie Britton, Chloe Sevigny, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, David Warshofsky, and John Early, the film premiered to mostly positive reviews at Sundance this year. It's now slated for a June 9th theatrical release.
Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a spiritual health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire real estate developer. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.
directed by Miguel Arteta
starring Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Chloe Sevigny, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, David Warshofsky, John Early
release date June 9, 2017