Continuing on with today’s unofficial “Trailer Thursday” theme, the first Trust Me trailer for Clark Gregg’s latest directorial effort has now landed online. Gregg wrote, directed, and stars in the pic as a down-on-his-luck agent for child actors who discovers a 13-year-old acting prodigy (Saxon Sharbino) and must subsequently deal with her overprotective father (Paul Sparks), an untrustworthy producer (Felicity Huffman), and his nemesis (Sam Rockwell) in order to get himself back on top. It’s been six years since Gregg’s solid directorial debut Choke, and he appears to be delving into a bit lighter territory with this feature. The trailer highlights a swell mix of comedy and drama and showcases the stacked ensemble cast, and Gregg is charming as ever in the lead role. The world of child actor agents is ripe with material, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Gregg has put together with the full feature.
Hit the jump to watch the Trust Me trailer. The film also stars Amanda Peet, Allison Janney, William H. Macy, Molly Shannon, and Niecy Nash. Trust Me will be available VOD on May 6th and opens in theaters on June 6th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Trust Me:
Clark Gregg leads an all-star cast in this sharp comedy as Howard Holloway, a down-on-his luck agent for child actors and truly one the last good guys left in Hollywood. After discovering a 13-year-old acting prodigy (newcomer Saxon Sharbino), he is poised to close the deal of a lifetime which would catapult his tween client and, at long last, himself, into the big time. With the support of his gorgeous new neighbor (Amanda Peet), he must wrangle the actress’ volatile, overprotective father (Paul Sparks), dodge a scheming producer (Felicity Huffman), and outwit his uber-slick nemesis (Sam Rockwell). As he arrives on the brink of the Hollywood dream that’s eluded him for a lifetime, he begins to sense that his innocent young starlet may not be quite what she seems. Also featuring Allison Janney, William H. Macy, and Molly Shannon.