Today brings us the first trailer for Promising Young Woman, an exceptionally timely revenge thriller from Killing Eve showrunner Emerald Fennell. It features Carey Mulligan as a mysterious young woman who, following a traumatic incident in her past, takes up a double life targeting the sort of dirtbags who hang around a bar until Last Call, hoping to take home a woman too inebriated to say no.
Like I said, timely.
This looks solid: Mulligan's clearly having a ball with the character, the cast is stacked with talented, familiar faces (the sheer number of funny people who appear in this trailer leads me to believe Promising Young Woman will also function as a dark comedy), and there's even a cover of Britney Spears' "Toxic" arranged on strings. If all of this hasn't sold you on Fennell's film, I don't know what to tell you. We're in.
Here's an official plot synopsis, should you remain unclear:
"From visionary director Emerald Fennell comes a delicious new take on revenge. Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman… until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story."
Promising Young Woman will debut at this year's Sundance Film Festival before rolling into theaters on April 17th. Think you'll show up for it? Sound off in the comments below.