Promising Young Woman trailer: Carey Mulligan has had it up to here with 'nice guys'

Killing Eve showrunner, Emerald Fennell, directs some of that same energy into her debut feature film, Promising Young Woman, which appears to have a similar style of soundtrack and some wicked revenge vibes about it. Starring Carey Mulligan, it plays on the idea of how some men believe women are "asking for it" by getting drunk and leaving themselves vulnerable to psychotic freaks playing the 'nice guy' role, and how claims made by victims of sexual assault can be shut out by outdated institutions. And on top of all that, it looks like Mulligan is on top form. Watch the trailer for Promising Young Woman above.

Everyone said Cassie was a promising young woman… until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalisingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.

Written and directed by Fennell, the cast is led by Mulligan with support from Laverne Cox, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Max Greenfield, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chris Lowell, Sam Richardson, Molly Shannon and Clancy Brown.

Promising Young Woman opens in US cinemas on April 17, 2020, with a UK date still to be announced.

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