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‘Furlough’ Trailer: Tessa Thompson Is a Prison Guard In Way Over Her Head

"The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe" director Laurie Collyer is behind the camera for this unexpected prison buddy comedy.



Add “Furlough” to the long list of Tessa Thompson movies hitting the big screen in 2018. The actress already has the acclaimed “Annihilation” in theaters nationwide, and “Furlough” is the second of two indies after “Sorry to Bother You” dropping later this year. The film is directed by “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe” filmmaker Laurie Collyer.

Thompson stars as a prison guard who is tasked with bringing a hell-raising inmate (Melissa Leo) home to say goodbye to her dying mother. The two form an unexpected bond as their trip spirals out of control. Anna Paquin, Whoopi Goldberg, and Edgar Ramirez co-star.

“Furlough” is set to be released by IFC Films later this year. Watch the trailer below.

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