Bleecker Street has released the trailer and poster for The Assistant, which will open in New York and Los Angeles theaters on January 31, 2020. The movie will then expand wider in February.
The Assistant follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant’s – making coffee, changing the paper in the copy machine, ordering lunch, arranging travel, taking phone messages, onboarding a new hire.
But as Jane follows her daily routine, she, and we, grow increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her work day, an accumulation of degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered.
Written and Directed by Kitty Green, the film also stars Matthew Macfadyen, Makenzie Leigh, Kristine Froseth, Jon Orsini, and Noah Robbins. The movie is produced by Kitty Green, Scott Macaulay, James Schamus, P. Jennifer Dana, and Ross Jacobson.
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