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‘Operator’ Trailer: Mae Whitman Gives Voice to a Technological Wonder in Quirky Festival Hit — Watch


Mae Whitman and Martin Starr in “Operator”

The Orchard

Mae Whitman has been as active in the voiceover world as she has on television and in film. In “Operator,” she taps into both talents: The “Parenthood,” “Arrested Development” and “The Duff” actress plays a woman hired to be the voice of a medical app. Watch the film’s trailer below.

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The setup is a little reminiscent of “Her”: Martin Starr plays Whitman’s husband, a programmer whose latest project needs a new, friendlier voice to assuage users’ concerns about their medical woes. Her dulcet tones prove to be the only suitable medicine, but the intersection of the married couple’s personal and professional lives brings symptoms of its own. Nat Faxon, Cameron Esposito, Retta and Christine Lahti co-star.

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Logan Kibens co-wrote and directed “Operator,” which had its world premiere at South by Southwest earlier this year. The Orchard will release it in theaters on November 8.

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