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Watch: Jason Schwartzman is a Self-Absorbed Writer in ‘Listen Up Philip’ Trailer

Watch: Jason Schwartzman is a Self-Absorbed Writer in 'Listen Up Philip' Trailer

After earning critical acclaim earlier this year at its Sundance Film Festival premiere, “Listen Up Philip” is finally getting ready for its October release with a new trailer from distributor Tribeca Film.

Written and directed by Alex Ross Perry (“Impolex, “The Color Wheel”), the comedy-drama stars Jason Schwartzman as the titular character, a self-absorbed writer impatiently waiting for the publication of his second novel. Thanks to increasing boredom and a dying relationship with his girlfriend (Elisabeth Moss), Philip shacks up with his literary idol (Jonathan Pryce) for the summer so he can focus on his favorite subject: himself.

Read More: Sundance Review: Jason Schwartzman Does Well Under The Literary Influence in Alex Ross Perry’s ‘Listen Up Philip’

Sensitively shot with handheld cameras in Super 16mm format, Perry brings us into Philip’s world with the same grounded artistry and deadpan wit as Noah Baumbach and “Husbands and Wives”-era Woody Allen. Check out the trailer below for proof.

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