Fresh off the news that Catherine Hardwicke will direct a $50 million romantic epic set in China comes the trailer for a different kind of romance helmed by the “Twilight” director, “Miss You Already.” Hardwicke’s newest film pairs Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette as fun-loving, free-wheeling best friends.
The trailer for the comedy-drama opens with Jess (Barrymore) in full-blown labor, comically moaning “It’s never too late for drugs — I want Milly,” asking for her best friend (Collette) rather than the baby’s father. The scene sets the tone for what looks to be a funny, touching story about womanhood and the kinds of friendships that carry us through it.
Jess and Milly have been best friends since childhood, but their friendship takes an unexpected turn when Milly is diagnosed with breast cancer just as Jess becomes pregnant. When Jess’s partner urges her to tell Milly the good news, she hesitates, explaining, “I just don’t want to rub it in that my life is great right now.” Milly’s life seems to start falling apart the exact moment that Jess’s finally comes together.
“Miss You Already” opens in the UK on September 25th. A US release date hasn’t been announced yet.