Screenshot: Hotel Artemis

Welcome back, teaser-loving friends, to a late-night installment of Trailer Happy Hour, the friendly corner spot where we serve up the day’s hot-buttered promos for your viewing pleasure. Tonight, we’ve got Jeff Goldblum, sinister gangster; Bad Grandpa, Christopher Plummer edition; and Penn Jillette as a murderous crowdfunder, so let’s get into it.


First up: Drew Pearce’s Hotel Artemis, which sees the Iron Man 3 writer assembling a murderer’s row of talent—Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Charlie Day, Dave Bautista, the aforementioned Goldblum, and more—for a crime thriller about a secret hospital for bad guys and gals. (You know you’ve got a packed roster when Jenny Slate doesn’t even get a name-check in the trailer credits.) It’s all overseen by Jodie Foster, giving a rare-in-2018 lead performance as the mysterious doctor whose strictly-curated rules start to collapse on one especially violent night.

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Next, we’ve got Boundaries, which sees Plummer play an aging weed distributor attempting to reconnect with his frazzled daughter (Vera Farmiga.) This one (out June 22) also has a pretty dynamite cast, with Kristen Schaal, Christopher Lloyd, Bobby Cannavale, and Peter Fonda all showing up for the road trip at various points.

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Last, and maybe least, but definitely weirdest, we’ve got a trailer for Penn Jillette’s new movie, Director’s Cut. Starring Jillette as a Tommy Wiseau-esque would-be filmmaker, and Missi Pyle as a version of herself, the star of the crowd-funded movie he’s obsessing over, the trailer walks a very weird tonal line between outright nastiness and meta-commentary fun. Wherever it ends up falling, Director’s Cut is slated for a release some time later this year.

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