In An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, Aubrey Plaza plays a dissatisfied woman named Lulu Danger, who seizes an opportunity to escape her dull marriage and chase after a mysterious man from her past, the titular Beverly Luff Linn.
“Lulu Danger is a woman with big dreams!” says the actress of her role in the film, which is premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. “She’s in a terrible marriage, and has so much more to offer in life, and is confronted with her first love, played by Craig Robinson, who shows up in her small town, and she goes after him. It becomes a love quadrangle between me, Craig Robinson, Jemaine Clement, and Emile Hirsch. So, wrap your mind around that. Me, and all these ridiculous men!”
An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn is the second film from director Jim Hosking, whose debut movie was the unforgettably bizarre The Greasy Strangler. “I’d seen The Greasy Stranger, and I was so blown away by the sense of humor,” says Plaza. “It was exactly like my sense of humor when I was 12 years old. I felt like he was inside my brain. So, I started cyber-stalking him online, and I found these videos that he made. One in particular, called “Doctor,” it made me laugh so hard, I watched it probably 50 times in a row. It was like he made it just for me. And that’s how I feel about his films and about him. It was like he was created just for me. I think if you like The Greasy Strangler, you’ll be so excited about the movie because it really solidifies Jim’s filmmaking vision and style. It’s so hard to describe, but it’s so specific, and absurd, and funny, and unlike anything I’ve ever been in.”
An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn is co-written by Hosking and David Wike and costars Matt Berry from the U.K. sitcom, Toast of London. The film receives its world premiere in the NEXT section of the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 20.
See exclusive images from An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, below.