Hateship Loveship — Trailer

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added: Tue, Mar 11th '14

Kristen Wiig dials it down a few clicks for a rare subdued performance in the new trailer for the drama "Hateship Loveship," directed by indie filmmaker Liza Johnson (Return). The former SNL comedienne stars as a socially-awkward, severely-timid caretaker who becomes the victim of a cruel joke when she realizes her so-called email romance (with an emotionally-wrecked Guy Pearce) was orchestrated by the heartless teen she was hired to babysit (played by True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld).

The film, which co-stars Nick Nolte, Sami Gayle, Christine Lahti and Jennifer Jason Leigh, was penned by screenwriter Mark Poirier (Smart People, Goats), who was working off a 2011 published short story by award-winning author Alice Munro.

"Hateship Loveship" opens in theaters and VOD next month, April 11th.

Johanna Parry (Kristen Wiig) is a profoundly shy, unadorned woman who is hired by Mr. McCauley (Nick Nolte) as a housekeeper and a primary caregiver to his granddaughter Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld). Despite her outgoing nature, Sabitha carries wounds from the death of her mother years before, complicated by the circumstances of that death for which her grandfather still blames her father, Ken (Guy Pearce), a hapless recovering drug addict with a certain ragged charm. In an act of mean-spirited rebellion, Sabitha uses technology to foster a pseudo-relationship between Johanna and her father, never dreaming of the potential harm to either party. Sabitha doesn't understand that Johanna is not a demure cut-out, but rather a woman for whom the phrase "still waters run deep" could have been coined. The young girl's interference provokes Johanna to indulge in something long missing from her life: the dream of a future and a home of her own.


directed by   Liza Johnson

starring   Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sami Gayle, Christine Lahti

release date   April 11, 2014 (In Theaters and VOD)

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