Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss Have Relationship Issues in ‘Listen Up Philip’ Trailer (Video)

Schwartzman plays an egotistical writer in the October release from Tribeca Film

Jason Schwartzman is a great writer, but a lousy boyfriend to Elisabeth Moss in the trailer for “Listen Up Philip.”

In fact, he seems like a pretty lousy person, in general.

The indie comedy, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year before getting picked up for North American distribution by Tribeca Film, follows Schwartzman’s titular character as he awaits the release of his second novel — already a massive success in his own mind.

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Driven to annoyance by the city and a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend (Moss), he jumps at the chance to seek refuge at his author idol’s country home where he can focus on his favorite topic: Himself.

The comedy was directed by Alex Ross. Jonathan Pryce and Krysten Ritter co-star.

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“Listen Up Philip” hits U.S theaters on Oct. 17, and will have a VOD premiere the following week.