“The character is so specific and such a curmudgeon and so angry. But when I heard that Jason [Schwartzman] wanted to do it, it really clarified things for me,” said Elisabeth Moss told EW about deciding to take a role in “Listen Up Philip.” “Jason has this knack for playing characters who are maybe not necessarily that likable. He doesn’t try to make them likable, but there’s something about the way he is that makes you just want to watch him. You’re interested in what his character’s doing even if he’s being an asshole.”
It seems there are a lot of people invested in Philip, with a pretty nifty teaser landing today for the latest from “The Color Wheel” director Alex Ross Perry, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Featuring a pretty great supporting cast including Krysten Ritter, Jonathan Pryce, Jess Weixler, Dree Hemingway and Eric Bogosian, the story follows a writer whose (bad) decisions have an effect on everyone around him, including his photographer girlfriend Ashley.
“It’s the story of a girl going through a breakup in New York in the summer. I lived in New York for 11 years. I’ve gone through those and I really felt like I wanted to explore that,” Moss said.
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So check out the teaser trailer for the film below and don’t worry about spoilers — it contains no actual footage from the film.