While filmmaker Neil LaBute has made a name for himself with a number of feature films since his debut in 1997, his last onscreen venture was the 2013 film Some Velvet Morning. In the interim, LaBute has mainly been working in television, but his departure from features is poised to end at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, where he will unveil his newest feature.
Titled Dirty Weekend, LaBute once again takes on both directing and screenwriting duties, with his Some Velvet Morning lead Alice Eve returning for this outing as well. She is joined by Matthew Broderick this time around, and the synopsis of the film is as follows.
Colleagues Les (Matthew Broderick) and Natalie (Alice Eve) are delayed in the Albuquerque airport. Restless, irritated, and unable to stand the service workers he meets at every turn, Les heads downtown. Natalie refuses to leave his side and discovers that his supposedly aimless wandering has more of a point than he is willing to admit. Natalie conceals secrets of her own, though neither can keep them quiet for long. A rapport grows between this unlikely pair, and soon they search out a spark of excitement in this most unlikely of locales.
Ahead of the film’s April 19th debut at Tribeca, the first trailer has been released, and can be seen below. A non-festival release date has yet to be announced.