The first trailer and poster for Ramaa Mosley‘s The Brass Teapot are now online. The upcoming quirky, dark comedy stars Michael Angarano (Haywire) and Juno Temple (Killer Joe) as a young married couple beaten down by life who soon discover that if they have to suffer why not do it for cash.
The two find themselves in need of financial assistance when Alice discovers a magical brass teapot that shoots out cash whenever she and her husband hurt themselves.
It starts with Brazilian waxes, dentist visits, and tattoos, but quickly devolves into something more dangerous as screenwriter Tim Macy is also presenting the comedy as a commentary on materialism and what drives people to want more.
Temple told ComingSoon.net:
I like scripts with a moral and that’s a great message to send that money doesn’t make you happy. It really doesn’t. That’s what that script is about and it was great fun to shoot. I go from being very, very poor to very, very rich and some of the costumes are very cool.
The film also stars Alexis Bledel, Alia Shawkat, Bobby Moynihan, Debra Monk, Billy Magnussen, Stephen Park comedian Matt Walsh and Lucy Walters.
Magnolia Pictures, who acquired The Brass Teapot last fall after it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, will release the film on iTunes February 28th and in selected theaters April 5th, 2013.
Here’s the official synopsis:
John and Alice live in small-town America—20s, married, very much in love, and broke. Once voted “most likely to succeed,” Alice struggles to make ends meet while her friends enjoy the good life. Her husband John, neurotic and riddled with phobias, just wants to get the bills paid. But an accident leads them to a roadside antique shop where Alice is spontaneously drawn to a mysterious brass teapot. It isn’t long before they realize that this is no ordinary teapot and that perhaps they have found the answer to all of their financial woes… THE BRASS TEAPOT is a magical dark comedy that reminds us to be careful what we wish for.