If you thought Elisabeth Moss went off the deep end in Alex Ross Perry’s “Queen of Earth,” just wait until you see what they’ve got cooking in their highly anticipated reunion, “Her Smell.” The drama is making its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and has released a first look teaser showing off Moss’ unhinged side as a punk rocker.
“Her Small” casts Moss as Becky Something, a destructive musician who pushes her relationships with bandmates, family, and fans to the limit as she wages a years-long war against sobriety. Becky finds a creative reawakening when she becomes the mentor to a rising all-female band called The Akergirls, but pressure builds as she watches her former bandmate rise to megastardom as her own career falters.
While Perry made a short detour to family-friendly fare by penning the script to Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” he’s back to his maniacal self in “Her Smell.” The first teaser features a scene of Becky unhinged backstage, and it’s clear few actors can match the actress when it comes to capturing intensity in an extreme close-up. The film’s supporting cast include Cara Delevingne and Amber Heard.
Moss is up for an Emmy this year for her lead role in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a prize she won last year. “Her Smell” is one of the more high profile titles up for grabs at this year’s festival market. Watch the teaser below.