Check out the first official trailer of Wild Nights With Emily, the upcoming comedy movie written and directed by Madeleine Olnek and starring Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz, Susan Ziegler, Brett Gelman, Jackie Monahan, Kevin Seal, Dana Melanie, Joel Michaely, Sasha Frolova, Lisa Haas, Casper Andreas, Allison Lane, Robert McCaskill, and David Albiero:
WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY
Based on the private letters of Emily Dickinson.
“In the late 1880s Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong affair with her friend and sister-in-law Susan…yes this is the iconic American poet, popularly thought to have been a reclusive spinster. Beloved comic Molly Shannon leads in this humorous yet bold reappraisal of Dickinson, informed by her private letters. While seeking publication of some of the 1,775 poems written during her lifetime, Emily (Molly Shannon) finds herself facing a troupe of male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. Instead her work attracts the attention of an ambitious woman editor, who also sees Emily as a convenient cover for her own role in buttoned-up Amherst’s most bizarre love triangle. A timely critique of how women’s history is rewritten, WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY remains vibrant, irreverent and tender–a perhaps closer depiction of Emily Dickinson’s real life than anything seen before.”
There’s also a film poster, take a look below:
I definitely dig Molly Shannon’s portrayal of Emily Dickinson! And you?
The release date of the movie Wild Nights With Emily is set to April 12, 2019 (Distributor: Greenwich Entertainment).
Stay tuned for updates.