Rebecca Miller is one of the female filmmakers to watch out for this year as she returns to the director's chair with Maggie's Plan.
Miller has brought us movies such as Personal Velocity and The Ballad of Jack and Rose and it is her first feature since The Private Lives of Pippa Lee back in 2009.
Maggie's Plan is the fifth feature film of Miller's career and it is great to see her back. As well as being in the director's chair, Miller has also penned the film's screenplay, which is based on the original story by Karen Rinaldi.
We are going to have to wait until the beginning of July for the film to hit the big screen here in the UK, but we have a couple of great new clips for you to take a look at:
Greta Gerwig takes on the central role of Maggie and is joined on the cast list by Ethan Hawke, Bill Hader, May Rudolph, and Travis Fimmel.
The film follows Maggie, a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker working at the New School who, without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child of her own. But when she meets John Harding (Hawke), a 'ficto-critical anthropologist- and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time and adjusts her plans for motherhood. Complicating matters, John is in a strained marriage with Georgette Norgaard (Moore), a brilliant Danish academic.
With a Greek chorus of Maggie's eccentric and hilarious best friends Tony and Felicia (Hader and Rudolph) observing wryly from the sidelines, Maggie sets into motion a new plan that catapults her into a nervy love triangle with John and Georgette, intertwining their lives and connecting them in surprising and humorous new ways. Maggie learns that sometimes destiny should be left to its own devices.
Maggie's Plan premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, where it was met well by the critics.
If you are looking for some great character driven drama this summer and want a break from the blockbusters, Maggie's Plan could well be the film that you are looking for.
Maggie's Plan is released 8th July.