At this point, I could watch Noah Baumbach and Great Gerwig read the phone book. They are just that good together.
The first trailer for their latest collaboration, Mistress America, was released on Wednesday and it looks like it will be the spiritual sequel to Frances Ha we all didn’t know we needed. The film stars Gerwig and Lola Kirke.
In this film, Tracy (Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes.
The film just oozes the same humor and spunk that Frances Ha had and with Baumbach already delivering a fine film this year in While We’re Young, it is amazing to think that we will be getting two in the same year. The writer/director has started to become the modern Woody Allen and this looks like it will continue the trend here.
Mistress America is set to open in theaters on August 14.