In “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?,” Cate Blanchett plays a renowned architect who hasn’t worked in 20 years. But after all that time, the walls propping up her life come crashing down, metaphorically and literally.
The latest trailer for Richard Linklater’s film shows Blanchett’s Bernadette having something of a feud with her neighbor played by Kristen Wiig, which comes to a head when the border wall between their homes collapses and sends a mudslide into Wiig’s home.
“Your hillside just slid into my home,” Wiig shrieks at Blanchett. “My yard, the Japanese maples … the birdbath is practically in my living room!”
Bernadette then goes on a journey to find herself by spontaneously running away from home and taking a job in Antarctica, with a little nudging from an old friend played by Laurence Fishburne.
“People like you must create. If you don’t, you become a menace to society,” Fishburne’s character says. “There’s one answer to all of your problems: get your ass back to work.”
The story is an adaptation of Maria Semple’s “runaway” bestselling novel, and Linklater wrote the screenplay with Holly Gent and Vincent Palmo Jr. Billy Crudup, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Emma Nelson and Zoe Chao also co-star.
Annapurna is releasing Linklater’s latest film on Aug. 16. Watch the new trailer above.