Netflix has revealed the first trailer for comedy-thriller ‘I Care a Lot,’ a film Netflix acquired in Toronto Film Festival 2020. Directed by J Blakeson, the film will arrive on February 19 on Netflix, worldwide.
Poised with sharklike self-assurance, Marla Grayson (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly wards whose assets she seizes and cunningly bilks through dubious but legal means. It’s a well-oiled racket that Marla and her business partner and lover Fran (Eiza González) use with brutal efficiency on their latest “cherry,” Jennifer Peterson (two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest) — a wealthy retiree with no living heirs or family. But when their mark turns out to have an equally shady secret of her own and connections to a volatile gangster (Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage), Marla is forced to level up in a game only predators can play — one that’s neither fair nor square.
The dark comic satire stars Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Eiza Gonzalez, and Chris Messina. The streamer bought the U.S. rights and the rights to select countries including Germany, Latin America, South Africa, the Middle East, and India for more than $20 million.
Pike plays a steely con woman who targets the elderly by using legal machinations to become their legal guardian. She throws them into care facilities, takes away their cell phones, and siphons their assets. But an ideal mark turns out to be less than that when it turns out the senior has someone in her life (Dinklage) who is as lawless and as ruthless as the guardian. These bad people go mano a mano in a series of lethal twists and turn in a film as dark and uncompromising as The Grifters.
Teddy Schwarzman’s Black Bear and Blakeson’s Sugar November are producing, with Black Bear fully financing. Producers are Schwarzman, Ben Stillman, and Michael Heimler alongside Blakeson. Sacha Guttenstein will executive produce.
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