From Sony Pictures Classics comes three new clips and ten photos from the upcoming dark dramedy Smashed
, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead
(Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Thing) and Aaron Paul
(Breaking Bad) as a young couple who are essentially bonded over their mutual alcoholism and affection for getting smashed.
In the film, Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Charlie (Aaron Paul) like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter . . . and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, something’s got to give. But change isn’t exactly a cakewalk. Sobriety means she will have to confront the lies she’s been spinning at work, her troubling relationship with her mother, and the nature of her bond with Charlie.
Additional cast include Anjini Taneja Azhar, Brad Carter, Bree Turner, Carol Avery, Kyle Gallner, Mackenzie Davis, Mary Kay Place, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Octavia Spencer, Patti Allison, Richmond Arquette, and Susan Burke.
The film is co-written and directed by James Ponsoldt
, an indie filmmaker previously responsible for the well-received 2006 drama Off the Black
starring Nick Nolte
as a disillusioned alcoholic. The script is written by first-time credited writer Susan Burke
Sundance 2012 hit, Smashed,
will hit theaters on October 12th, 2012.