A new trailer’s arrived for the comedy film Beatriz at Dinner written by Mike White and directed by Miguel Arteta. White and Arteta reunited for the project after having previously worked together on Chuck & Buck, The Good Girl, and HBO’s Enlightened. The idea for the film sprang from White’s outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion by an American trophy hunter and after the story evolved, White immediately knew he wanted to bring his friend Arteta on board to direct.
“I’m very particular about the people who interpret my writing,” stated White. “Miguel is so respectful of the contribution of the writer. He has a humanistic impulse and comes at things from a heartfelt and hopeful place. My work can be read as satirical and acidic. His empathy enriches stories that in the hands of someone else could fall into a darker hole. I am always confident he’ll get great performances and be protective of the script.”
Beatriz at Dinner stars Salma Hayek, Chloë Sevigny, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker, and David Warshofsky. Roadside Attractions is set to release the film in theaters on June 9, 2017.
The Plot: Beatriz (Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.