Listen Up Philip from writer/director Alex Ross Perry that is playing in 2014 Sundance’s lower-budgeted ‘Next’ section in just a few days, finally gets its first teaser trailer.
Jason Schwartzman leads the film which doesn’t seem like it’s going to be any less misanthropic than Perry’s great low-budget dark comedy, The Color Wheel.
The teaser features a lot of people addressing Schwartzman’s titular character, an obnoxious but talented author who’s waiting for his new novel to be released and watching his relationship (to Elisabeth Moss) unravel.
A pretty great supporting cast includes Krysten Ritter, Jonathan Pryce, Josephine de La Baume, Jess Weixler, Dree Hemingway and Eric Bogosian.
The film premieres on Monday.
Check out the teaser trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis:
Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his own indifference to promoting the novel. When Philip’s idol Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce) offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject—himself.