‘Miller’s Girl’ Trailer: Jenna Ortega Has Martin Freeman Wrapped Around Her Finger In Thriller Premiering Next Month

Yesterday it was announced that Miller’s Girl, the feature debut of writer/director Jade Halley Bartlett, would make its world premiere at next month’s Palm Springs Film Festival. Why is this a big headline sort of deal? Because the film is led by red-hot Wednesday and ex-Scream star Jenna Ortega, along with The Hobbit and MCU vet Martin Freeman.

Miller’s Girl explores the knotty relationship between a failed writer and teacher played by Freeman, and his talented young student played by Ortega. Bartlett adapted the screenplay from her own 2011 stageplay, with the script landing on the 2016 Black List.

Others in the cast include Dagmara Domińczyk, Bashir Salahuddin, and Gideon Adlon.

More reason for the buzz surrounding this film? Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are among the list of producers, adding to an impressive track record with The Boys, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Preacher, and more.

Here’s the synopsis: A talented young writer (Jenna Ortega) embarks on a creative odyssey when her teacher (Martin Freeman) assigns a project that entangles them both in an increasingly complex web. As lines blur and their lives intertwine, professor and protégé must confront their darkest selves while straining to preserve their individual sense of purpose and the things they hold most dear.

Lionsgate and Point Grey Pictures will release Miller’s Girl into theaters on January 26th 2024.

Travis Hopson
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