Hot off her starring turn in FX’s Fargo, Mary Elizabeth Winstead takes on the role of a struggling comedian in All About Nina. The film’s just released a new trailer and poster featuring Winstead and Oscar winner Common (Best Original Song for “Glory” in Selma).
All About Nina was written and directed by first-time feature film director Eva Vives. In addition to Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Common, the cast includes Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl, What To Expect When You’re Expecting), Clea DuVall (Argo, Veep), Kate del Castillo (The Book of Life), and Beau Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys).
The Orchard is set to release All About Nina in theaters on September 28, 2018.
The Plot: Nina Geld is an up-and-coming comedian in New York City. She’s funny, smart and has worked hard to build a career for herself in the male-dominated world of stand-up. When it comes to romantic relationships though, Nina’s life is a mess. When we meet her, she has picked up a random guy in a bar and brought him home, only to find Joe, a married policeman, waiting for her against her wishes. Unable to stand up for herself, Nina sleeps with Joe again, bringing up old issues of self-hatred.
Nina decides to focus on work and later gets Larry Michaels, producer of the legendary television show, Comedy Prime, to come see Nina’s stand-up. Amazingly, he asks Nina to audition! She will need to create characters/impersonations and move to LA to audition. In LA, she meets Rafe Hines, a dream-come-true, quintessential good-guy who makes all of Nina feel good. But when Joe shows up in LA unexpectedly, Nina has to deal with her past. She has a breakdown on stage and reveals a history of abuse that has driven her reckless behavior. Finally confronting the truth in such a public setting has terrifying and unexpectedly liberating consequences.