Two of the favorites of independent cinema, Alison Brie y Aubrey Plazastar in comedy Spin Me Roundwhich has already revealed its first official trailer.
Brie plays Amber, the manager of an Italian restaurant chain Tuscan Grove, who wins a corporate retreat to Italy, where she will have the opportunity to attend the franchise’s educational immersion program. What she thought would be a romantic getaway-style Under the Tuscan Sunturns into a dark twist full of chaos and catastrophe to come.
While her fellow top-earning managers also attend company seminars, Amber only has eyes for franchise founder Nick Martucci. However, Nick’s assistant Kat (Aubrey Plaza) appears to be letting Amber in on a secret about him.
“A woman wins an all-expenses trip to a magnificent company “institute” on the outskirts of Florence, as well as the opportunity to meet the wealthy and charismatic owner of the restaurant chain. What she finds is an adventure different from the one she imagined.
The film stars Brie, Plaza, Alessandro Nivola (The Many Saints of Newark, Disobedience), Molly Shannon (Promising Young Woman, Horse Girl), Tricia helper (Lucifer), Zach Woods (The Office, Silicon Valley), Ayden Mayeri (The Afterparty, I Love That for You), Ben Sinclair (High Maintenance, Thor: Love and Thunder), Tim Heidecker (Us, Mister America), Debby Ryan (The Idol, Insatiable), Fred Armisen (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, SNL), y Lil Rel Howery (Get Out, Vacation Friends).
Jeff Baena directs the black comedy feature film, with a screenplay co-written with Brie. Baena has collaborated with Brie before, directing her on films like Little Hours – which Brie co-starred with Plaza – and Horse Girl, that in addition to starring, Brie was in charge of the script with Baena. Another of those directed by Baena, Life After Bethstarred Plaza and Shannon, so the filmmaker is working on Spin Me Round with some of his frequent collaborators.
In an interview with Insider, Brie opened up about how “easy” it was to share an on-screen kiss with co-star Plaza, telling the outlet that she has “great chemistry” with her long-time friend:
“Those moments in the movie for my character are his most honest moments. This is a character who is so out of touch with his instincts, and he often feels indebted to men and feels like he has to act a certain way.”
Brie, Baena, Mel Eslyn, Dylan Sellers, and Chris Parker serve as producers.
Spin Me Round from IFC Films to be released in theaters, VOD and AMC+ on August 19, 2022.
The official trailer below: