Broadway Movie Trailer Roundup: Andrew Barth Feldman Sex Comedy, Frankie Grande Gay Horror, More
The Oscars might be this weekend, but Broadway is already looking to make 2023 a banner year on the silver screen. Two trailers starring a slew of stage favorites have dropped, along with news of a release date for one of Parade star Ben Platt’s latest projects.
First up is Andrew Barth Feldman in the bawdy comedy No Hard Feelings, co-starring Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Morales, and Tony winners Laura Benanti and Matthew Broderick. The movie follows the languishing Maddie (Lawrence) who takes up a rather unique challenge: date (read: “date”) the awkward son (Feldman) of wealthy helicopter parents before he leaves for college. Spoiler alert: things do not go as planned.
From the looks of the trailer, this promises to be a hilarious, wild ride, letting everyone in the cast shine. ABF plays nerdy so well, and JLaw is flexing her comedy chops after a string of dramatic roles. Long Island Ice Teas for everybody this summer!
Similarly funny, but with a horror twist, is Summoning Sylvia, written and directed by Wesley Taylor and Alex Wyse. The film features a who’s who of next-gen gay Broadway, including Michael Urie, Frankie Grande, Troy Iwata, and Noah Ricketts. Rounding out the cast are Sean Grandillo, Camden Garcia, Travis Coles, Nicholas Logan, and Tony nominee Veanne Cox.
When Larry gets kidnapped by his three best friends for a bachelor weekend getaway at a haunted house, everything seems fine at first. That is until the murderous ghost of the manor comes to play—and things only get worse when Larry’s ultra-straight brother-in-law joins the fray. The movie will hit select theatres March 31 and begin streaming on demand April 7.
Finally, after premiering at Sundance Film Festival and getting picked up by Searchlight Pictures, Ben Platt and Noah Galvin’s Theater Camp will be released July 14 in theatres. Co-written by Platt, Galvin, Molly Gordon, and Nick Lieberman, the movie follows the adults working at a scrappy teen theatre camp in upstate New York. Things get weird when the founder’s son enters the picture to keep things running. You can watch the short that inspired the feature film here.