With the arrival of the fall festival season, we’re getting a bunch of new trailers for films set to make their world premiere. One that has flown a bit under the radar is Quiz Lady, a new comedy starring Sandra Oh and Awkwafina. With those two set for the lead roles, don’t expect it to be overlooked for very long.
Set to have its world premiere at TIFF, Quiz Lady centers on two sisters in a dysfunctional family, who must utilize one’s gameshow obsession to turn their lives around.
The film is directed by Jessica Yu, who is mostly known for her work in documentaries such as Misconception, but did direct the sports comedy Ping Pong Playa.
Jason Schwartzman, Holland Taylor, Tony Hale, and Will Ferrell have roles in the film, while Ferrell is also aboard as a producer.
Netflix had been the film’s original home, but when they dropped it 20th Century Studios jumped in. Now Quiz Lady will be released as a Hulu exclusive on November 3rd.
Here’s the synopsis: In “Quiz Lady,” a brilliant but tightly wound, gameshow-obsessed young woman, Anne, and her estranged, train-wreck of a sister Jenny, must work together to help cover their mother’s gambling debts. When Anne’s beloved dog is kidnapped, they set out on a wild, cross-country trek to get the cash the only way they know how: by turning Anne into a bona-fide gameshow champion.