The SXSW Film Festival starts tomorrow(!) and to kick it off early, Netflix has premiered three whole trailers for their offerings at the fest: Everybody’s out to get Melissa Leo, Jake Johnson goes on a desperate gambling spree, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau just can’t catch a break.
First up, the trailer above is for Tommy O’Haver’s The Most Hated Woman in America, starring Melissa Leo as real-life figure Madalyn Murray O’Hare. The trailer feels like a darkly comedic Zodiac, with Adam Scott, Vincent Kartheiser, and Juno Temple making surprise appearances.
A true-crime biopic about the disappearance of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, founder of the “American Atheists” and pioneering firebrand in the political culture war, The Most Hated Woman in America captures the rise and fall of a complex character who was a controversial villain to some and an unlikely hero to others.
Next, we have Win It All, directed by Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies) and starring Joe Johnson and Keegan-Michael Key (formerly of Key and Peele), in a how-could-this-possibly-go-wrong comedy about a guy who’s suddenly got a lot less time than he thought to recover his gambling debts.
Jake Johnson (New Girl) stars as small time gambler Eddie Garrett, who agrees to watch a duffel bag for an acquaintance who is heading to prison. When he discovers cash in the bag, he's unable to resist the temptation and winds up deeply in debt. When the prison release is shortened, Eddie suddenly has a small window of time to win all the money back.
And lastly, Small Crimes features Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as a disgraced ex-cop who’s trying to get on with his life after being released from prison, but no one is going to make it easy for him.
After serving time for the attempted murder of a District Attorney, disgraced former cop Joe Denton (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) returns home looking for redemption. An embarrassment to his parents and abandoned by his ex-wife, it seems as if things can't get much worse. But then Joe finds himself trapped in the mess he left behind-in the cross fire between a crooked sheriff, the vengeful DA, and a mafia kingpin who knows too much.
All three of these look pretty great, and are sure to start SXSW off with a bang. As for the rest of us, we can catch these titles when they hit Netflix: The Most Hated Woman in America comes out March 24, Win It All on April 7, and Small Crimes on April 28.