Finding a new twist in a romantic comedy is a rare thing, but judging from the trailer to Maggie’s Plan, director Rebecca Miller (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee) and her fellow collaborators may have hit the nail on the head.
Maggie (Greta Gerwig) is a thirtysomething New Yorker with designs on having a child, but her “plan” is altered when she falls in love with John (Ethan Hawke), a struggling novelist who is drowning in a seemingly loveless marriage with an all too frank Danish academic (Julianne Moore, giving her most memorable accent since The Big Lebowski).
Gerwig’s previous work with director Noah Baumbach (Mistress America, Frances Ha, While We’re Young) prove she’s adept at relationship comedies, and as the Before Sunrise films and Boyhood suggests, Hawke is also a shoo-in for his respective role.
Maggie’s Plan opens in New York and Los Angeles May 20. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!