“Beatriz at Dinner” Trailer Sees Everyone Get Served by Salma Hayek, Especially John Lithgow (Video)


I wasn’t able to attend the Sundance Festival this past January, and one of the I was bummed to miss was Miguel Arteta’s , which just premiered its first trailer.

Oscar-nominated actress stars as the title character, a kind Mexican immigrant who has made it her life’s work to heal people in . When she meets self-satisfied billionaire Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) at a fancy dinner party, their worlds collide, promising that neither will ever be the same.

That sounds like a pretty juicy premise, especially in the hands of screenwriter Mike White, whose Chuck & Buck was a masterpiece of dark comedy.

There’s a lot of “Trump era” talk surrounding Beatriz at Dinner given how it tackles issues of race and class head-on, but let’s be clear — this film was made long before Trump was inexplicably voted President, so however timely its politics, they’re purely coincidental.

Chloë Sevigny, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass and David Warshofsky co-star in the film, which Roadside Attractions will release in theaters on June 9. This is one dinner for which I’ll be sure to RSVP.

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