Stories about journalists with questionable ethics and integrity used to be plentiful around Hollywood; some of them are stone-cold classics, too. But you don’t see them much anymore, which is odd considering the lack of faith in our media right now. The new film Cold Copy looks to change that with its story about a journalist who will do anything to get the scoop.
Directed and written by first-time filmmaker Roxine Helberg, Cold Copy stars the underrated Bel Powley as an ambitious journalism student who is eager to impress her mentor played by Tracee Ellis Ross, and to do it she takes advantage of the son of a writer who died under mysterious circumstances.
Also in the cast are Jacob Tremblay, Nesta Cooper, and James Tupper. The film debuted at Tribeca last year to mixed reviews.
Here is the official synopsis: An ambitious journalism student falls under the thrall of an esteemed yet cutthroat news reporter whom she’s desperate to impress, even if it means manipulating her latest story… and the very idea of truth itself.
Powley is currently a regular on The Morning Show, but has been great in everything since her breakout film The Diary of a Teenage Girl. She’ll also be seen in the anticipated Apple series, Masters of the Air. Ross can be seen right now in American Fiction, while Tremblay will always be the kid from Room no matter how old he gets.
Cold Copy opens in theaters on January 26th.