Sony Pictures Classics has released the trailer and for Whit Stillman
‘s latest film, Damsels in Distress
, which will arrive in theaters April 6th, 2012.
The film is nominally about a group of it-girls who set out to put their cheery stamp on university life, not least by organising tap classes for the potentially suicidal. As with all Stillman’s films though, there’s a healthy dose of snarky American class satire lurking not far beneath the surface.
The film stars Greta Gerwig
(Greenberg, Arthur), Adam Brody
(The Romantics, Scream 4) and Analeigh Tipton
(Crazy Stupid Love, America’s Next Top Model).
Here’s the official synopsis for the Damsels in Distress
Damsels in Distress is a comedy about a trio of beautiful girls as they set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university – the dynamic leader Violet Wister (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore). They welcome transfer student Lily (Analeigh Tipton) into their group, which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men – including smooth Charlie (Adam Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Hugo Becker), the mad frat-pack of Frank (Ryan Metcalf) and Thor (Billy Magnussen) – who threaten the girls’ friendship and sanity.