The red band trailer for the adaptation of Andrea Portes’ novel, Hick, is online. The film stars Chloe Moretz as a 13-year-old girl who runs away from home to escape her mom’s alcoholic boyfriends and to seek fame. She crosses paths with a troubled woman played by Blake Lively, and this red band trailer definitely promises something a bit different. The film looks kind of chaotic and more than a little uncomfortable—my mind kept racing between Moretz’s age and how creepy Eddie Redmayne’s character was acting. Directed by Derick Martini, the film screened at the Toronto Film Festival to a less-than-enthusiastic response, with our own Matt Goldberg calling it a “dull, ill-conceived mess” in his review. I’m intrigued enough by this red band clip that I want to see more, so we’ll see how subsequent trailers sell the film.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Juliette Lewis and Alec Baldwin. Hick will be available VOD on May 8th and opens in theaters on May 11th.
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Here’s the synopsis for Hick:
Thirteen-year-old Nebraska girl Luli (Chloe Grace Moretz) has been dealt a rough hand. Her mother and father spend their evenings getting obnoxiously plastered at the local watering hole, then go at it like a pair of trashy, drunk teenagers. Worse, they manage to throw down at Luli’s birthday party.
Certain she’s destined for a more glamorous life, Luli packs her things — including her new birthday gift, a Smith & Wesson .45 — and hitches a ride to Vegas. Dressed like a girl twice her age, she’s immediately picked up by a wannabe cowboy named Eddie (Eddie Redmayne, a sensational actor on the rise), who walks with a limp and acts a little too crazy for comfort. The two fail to hit it off and Luli is ejected from the car. Luckily, she soon meets Glenda (Blake Lively), a grifter who acts as Luli’s big sister — albeit one who offers her drugs and uses her as an accessory to a robbery. Just as things seem to be going moderately well for Luli, Eddie makes an unwelcome return and becomes increasingly difficult to evade.