Alison Brie is about to play a nun in the most sexed-up, profanity-filled convent ever put to screen in “The Little Hours,” a comedy written and directed by Jeff Baena that just got its first red band trailer released Tuesday courtesy of Gunpowder & Sky.
The film, which puts a modern spin on the 14th century tales of “The Decameron” by Giovanni Boccaccio, stars Brie as Alessandra, a wicked nun who, along with her comrades in Christ (Aubrey Plaza and Kate Micucci), spend their days spying on each other and cussing out the convent’s day laborer. Eventually, that laborer gets sick of their abuse and quits, forcing the convent’s head Father Tommaso (John C. Reilly), to hire a far younger and handsome replacement named Massetto (Dave Franco).
To keep the nuns from jumping all over him, Tomasso tells the nuns he’s deaf and mute. That doesn’t stop them from turning to sin, though, and soon Massetto is struggling to keep the nuns from jumping his bones and blowing his cover. Along with glowing praise from critics who saw the film at its Sundance premiere this January, the trailer also proudly sports this pull quote from The Catholic League’s appraisal of the film: “It is trash. Pure trash.”
“The Little Hours” also stars Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke, and Nick Offerman, and will be released in select cities on June 30. Watch the red band trailer above.