Things are getting a little hairy in the new trailer for Sundance favorite Beatriz at Dinner.
Beatriz (Selma Hayek) is an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico who has channeled her kindness to build a satisfying career as a health practitioner. But after helping one of her clients she discovers that her car won’t start, leading to an invitation to join the couple and their friends for dinner.
Simple in nature and context this “bite size” trailer offers up a heavy serving of political energy as Beatriz clashes with the evening’s host, cut-throat billionaire Doug Strugg (played by John Lithgow). And though the overall story arc is sure to strike up some conversation, Hayek’s wit is something I cannot wait to see.
Costarring Connie Britton, Chloë Sevigny, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker and David Warshofsky, the dinner party commences on June 9.