Drake Doremus has become one of the indie film world’s constant observers of disconnected romance, from his breakthrough debut “Like Crazy” to “Breathe In” and the Kristen Stewart-starring “Equals,” and he continues firmly in this wheelhouse in his next feature, “Newness.” The romance drama premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and reunites the director with his “Equals” leading man Nicholas Hoult.
“Newness” stars Hoult and “Victoria’ breakout Laia Costa as two Los Angeles millennials who match on a social media dating app and begin an intense and challenging open relationship. Danny Huston, Courtney Eaton, and Matthew Gray Gubler co-star.
“‘Newness’ is a very emotionally and physically bare movie — there’s nowhere to hide,” Doremus said to People, which has premiered the official first trailer below. “I think the reason Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa were able to get to that honesty is because it was real in the moment. It never felt like it was a performance or acting as much as getting each other going.”
The film will be available exclusively on iTunes starting November 3. Watch the trailer below.