After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in late January, "Beatriz at Dinner" is closing in on its release date.
Roadside Attractions released a new trailer Wednesday, and it shows off the film's star-studded cast and central conflict. In the preview, we see a dinner party get awkward when two attendees, Beatriz (Salma Hayek) and Doug (John Lithgow), meet and express opposing views on, well, everything, from hunting to money. The tension isn't subtle, especially as Doug, a real estate mogul, voices offensive assumptions about Beatriz based on the fact that she's a Mexican immigrant.
If Doug reminds you of anyone, like, say, the current president of the United States, that's not an accident. Writer Mike White told the Los Angeles Times in January that the idea for the story came to him around the time Cecil the Lion was killed and Donald Trump announced his campaign for the presidency.The film, which is directed by Miguel Arteta, also stars Connie Britton, Chloë Sevigny, Jay Duplass, David Warshofsky, Amy Landecker, and John Early.
"Beatriz at Dinner" is scheduled to open in June.