‘Unpregnant’ Trailer: Haley Lu Richardson Stars in Abortion Comedy

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‘Unpregnant’ Trailer: Haley Lu Richardson Stars in Abortion Comedy

Richardson stars in a “traditional abortion comedy” alongside Barbie Ferreira and from “Valley Lady” remake director Rachel Lee Goldenberg.

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HBO Max is constant to spherical out its unique movie programming, including a contemporary new comedy from “Valley Girl” remake filmmaker Rachel Lee Goldenberg and rising stars Haley Lu Richardson and Barbie Ferreira to its upcoming slate. “Unpregnant” places a humorous spin on a tricky, well timed matter, however guarantees to do it with a beneficiant sprint of humor. The movie’s first trailer provides a humorous first have a look at a contemporary tackle the younger grownup novel of the identical title, written by authors Jenni Hendriks (“How I Met Your Mother”) and Ted Caplan (music editor for “The Hate U Give” and “The Greatest Showman”).

The movie follows Richardson’s Veronica, a Missouri teen who’s shocked to find she is pregnant, and who units off on a highway journey together with her former finest pal Bailey (Ferreira) in hopes of securing an abortion in order that she will be able to proceed to pursue her Ivy League school desires. If the movie sounds a bit like a light-hearted spin on Eliza Hittman’s current indie gem and Sundance standout “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” that’s not totally off-base.

The movie additionally stars Alex MacNicoll, Breckin Meyer, Giancarlo Esposito, Sugar Lyn Beard, pop star Betty Who, Mary McCormack, Denny Love, Ramona Younger, and Kara Royster.

When IndieWire spoke to Goldenberg earlier this summer time (simply as she was celebrating the approaching launch of her long-gestating “Valley Girl” remake), the filmmaker was effusive in regards to the movie, and intent on ensuring its comedic bonafides are middle stage. “It’s a comedy about two teen girls who go on a thousand-mile road trip to get an abortion. So, you know, the classic abortion comedy,” Goldenberg joked on the time.

The director was significantly effusive about Richardson, who she had beforehand directed within the 2013 film “Escape from Polygamy.” “I loved working with her so much and have just been sort of waiting for the right role to get to beg her to work with me on that,” she mentioned. “Haley and Barbie are just magic together. And the response of people who have seen so far has been incredible and it feels timely. I’m thrilled to be getting that one out in the world.”

Take a look at the primary trailer for “Unpregnant” beneath. The movie hits HBO Max on September 10.

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