The sci-fi romance Equals had its U.S. premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on April 18th, and in support of its debut A24 released the full trailer online for the latest film from director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy). Equals stars Kristen Stewart (Twilight, American Ultra) and Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies, The X-Men franchise) along with Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver, Kate Lyn Sheil, and Bel Powley. A24 is planning to release the film via DirecTV on May 26th followed by a July 15th theatrical release.
The Plot: Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult play Nia and Silas, two people who work together in a futuristic society known as “The Collective.” A seemingly utopian world, “The Collective” has ended crime and violence by genetically eliminating all human emotions. Despite this, Nia and Silas can’t help noticing a growing attraction between them, leading them to a forbidden relationship—at first tentative, but then exploding into a passionate romance. As suspicion begins to mount among their superiors, the couple will be forced to choose between going back to the safety of the lives they have always known, or risk it all to try and pull off a daring escape.