Hate it or love it, Greta Gerwig and writer/director Noah Baumbach are probably going to end up seducing the entire world with their hipster charm. The duo has worked together on two previous projects, Greenberg and Frances Ha, and have teamed up once again for the new comedy, MISTRESS AMERICA. More on the film below:
In MISTRESS AMERICA, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke's alluringly mad schemes.
You may remember the name Lola Kirke from Gone Girl (she played the motel nomad who ripped off Amy).
While I can't say I'm the biggest fan of either Gerwig or Baumbach, I do like that Baumbach has a clear vision as a filmmaker. He has a certain style that is undeniably his own, and continues to dig deeper to redefine his themes (soul-searching and personal angst) that have resonated with many audiences.
MISTRESS AMERICA, which has just been acquired by Fox Searchlight, will have its world premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival and is scheduled to be released in 2015.
I'll keep you updated as I learn more.