Elisabeth Moss’s latest role has her flirting with death…or at least singing about it.
In “Her Smell,” Moss plays a former ’90s punk rock star named Becky Something. The singer and her band, Something She, once filled arenas but now she struggles with addiction, motherhood, getting older and fading fame.
“I always flirt with death, I look ill, but I don’t care about it,” Moss sings in this first trailer for the film. “I think I’m on another world with you.”
Alex Ross Perry directed the film, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and will next play at SXSW. The movie features an original score by Keegan DeWitt, who wrote the indie-pop jams for last year’s Sundance darling “Hearts Beat Loud.” Alicia Bologna, who comes from the indie rock band Bully, and solo artist Anika Pyle, wrote the original songs from the film.
But in addition to Moss, the cast includes Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens, Agyness Deyn, Amber Heard, Gayle Rankin, Ashley Benson, Dylan Gelula, Virginia Madsen and Eric Stoltz.
“I tried and I tried and I tried, and you all stuck with me, to the very end,” Moss says through tears to her bandmates.
“Her Smell” opens on April 12 in New York, then April 19 in Los Angeles, and finally a nationwide expansion to follow from Gunpowder & Sky.
Watch the first trailer above.