Coastal Elites, written by Paul Rudnick, was initially conceived as a stage play for the Public Theater. However, the COVID-19 pandemic pressured it to tackle a special kind: a movie, directed by Jay Roach.
The film tells the tales of 5 totally different folks — all residing in Los Angeles or New York, therefore the title — who’re dealing with the pandemic in their very own methods. The starry forged contains Bette Midler, who performs a New York City public college instructor who results in police custody (within the trailer, she speaks with anger a couple of sure purple hat, which can offer you a clue as to why she’s in custody); Sarah Paulson as a YouTuber; Issa Rae as a philanthropist whose work introduced her into contact with some unpopular political figures; Kaitlyn Dever as a nurse who travels from her residence in Wyoming to New York City in an effort to assist battle the pandemic; and Dan Levy as an actor underneath extreme stress.
What units the movie other than different films popping out proper now could be that it was filmed totally remotely. If you’re curious as to what a distant manufacturing seems to be like, check out the brand new trailer.
Coastal Elites premieres on HBO on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m.