Jessica Williams has made her mark (and made us laugh) as a correspondent on The Daily Show and as the co-host of the podcast 2 Dope Queens. But now, she’s taking on a new role: movie star.
Williams stars as an aspiring New York playwright in The Incredible Jessica James, which made its premiere earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Now, the Jim Strouse-directed rom-com is heading to Netflix, and the streaming service has dropped the first teaser trailer.
The trailer introduces Jessica as a 20-something playwright who’s trying to navigate Tinder and recover from a recent breakup — while working a catering job and shaming manspreaders on the subway. Eventually, she winds up on a date with a recently divorced man named Boone (Chris O’Dowd).
Lakeith Stanfield and Noël Wells also star, and The Incredible Jessica James will premiere on Netflix on July 28.