Focus Features, known most recently for Victoria & Abdul, Phantom Thread, and Darkest Hour, has just released the trailer for Tully. The film revolves around a character who shares the name of the film, Tully, played by actress Mackenzie Davis (What If, The Martian) and a mother named Marlo, played by Charlize Theron. The trailer does great work to emphasize the love but also the frustration of early child-rearing, showing a long clip of an infant crying, interspersed with shots showing Theron’s character engaging in acts of motherhood, cementing her experience. Davis’ character then becomes employed as a night nanny for Marlo’s family, which drives the plot of the film as the two women work together to take care of the children. As of now, the trailer is sparse on material with Davis, but that actually works quite well to heighten the emotion and experience of Theron’s character.
Written by Diablo Cody (Jennifer’s Body, Juno), the movie marks a reunion with her and Theron. A frequent project partner with Cody, Tully director Jason Reitman (Thank You for Smoking, Labor Day) also helped bring together the film.
Watch the trailer for the movie below!
Tully will hit theaters on April 20th of this year.