New Look At Whit Stillman’s Damsels In Distress

After 13 long years, we are only a few months from the debut of Whit Stillman’s next film, a project entitled Damsels In Distress.

Premiering at this year’s Venice Film Festival (with a TIFF stint to follow), the film stars Greta Gerwig, Analeigh Tipton and Adam Brody, and is a story which follows three college aged women who look to help their peers overcome their depression through music and other outlets.

Described by many as a screwball style picture, the film is easily one of 2011’s most anticipated projects, and has been a film that cinephiles have been anxiously awaiting for well over a decade now.   The Last Days Of Disco was the auteur’s last effort, and thanks to The Playlist, we now have a brand new look at his follow up to that Criterion approved classic.

I’m a huge fan of the director, one who is polarizing here at CriterionCast, and couldn’t be more excited for this film.   I love the cast and while this photo isn’t much to look at, it does leave one anticipating what sounds like the director’s most ambitious project yet.   Here’s the synopsis:

Damsels in Distress is a comedy about a trio of beautiful girls as they set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university ‘“ the dynamic leader Violet Wister (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore). They welcome transfer student Lily (Analeigh Tipton) into their group which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men ‘“ including smooth Charlie (Adam Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Hugo Becker), the mad frat pack of Frank (Ryan Metcalf) and Thor (Billy Magnussen) ‘“ who threaten the girls’ friendship and sanity.

Source The Playlist

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