The new Fair Game trailer, starring Phoebe Dynevor and Alden Ehrenreich, finds a couple willing to destroy each other for a shot at success.
Some people say love conquers all, but things can get ugly when the person you cherish snatches an opportunity you’ve been working toward your entire career. You can either celebrate their well-earned victory or label them the enemy as you ride a downward spiral toward the obliteration of everything you’ve built together. If you’re Luke (Alden Ehrenreich), you let jealousy get the best of you, demolishing the union you’ve cultivated with Emily (Phoebe Dynevor), your partner you’ve promised to stand by forever. No job is worth that sacrifice, especially if your employer plays both sides like a finely tuned fiddle. Today’s Fair Play trailer is a lesson in love and passion but also avarice and spite.
In Fair Play, director/writer Chloe Domont puts a 21st-century spin on classic eighties and nineties-style corporate thrillers. Imagine a movie like Disclosure from a female perspective or if the Michael Douglas character happened to be a raving psychopath.
In Fair Play, an unexpected promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund pushes a young couple’s relationship to the brink, threatening to unravel far more than their recent engagement. Domont directs from a script she wrote, with Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton, Dickensian, Snatch) and Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story, Beautiful Creatures) starring as the crumbling couple. The World’s End and 21 Grams actor Eddie Marsan also stars as a corporate puppetmaster pulling the young couple’s strings.
In Netflix’s Fair Play trailer, Emily (Dynevor) and Luke (Ehrenreich) are a young couple in love. Shortly after getting engaged, Emily lands a promotion at the hedge fund where she and Luke work. What begins as faux-enthusiasm on Luke’s behalf steadily morphs into jealousy as Emily continues to make moves, leaving Luke and their relationship in her wake. As their union starts to deteriorate, the brass reveals their sinister motivations.
“It was a story that was burning inside of me and a story I couldn’t not tell,” the director told Netflix in an interview conducted earlier this year. “I wanted to reckon with some unresolved feelings I had in the past, specifically dating men who I felt were threatened by either my ambition or any little bits of accomplishments.” The film is Domont’s way of sounding the alarm. “These dynamics should no longer be normalized,” she said.
JoBlo’s own Chris Bumbray was fortunate enough to attend a screening of Fair Play at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. In his 9/10 review, Chris says Fair Play is a “slick, taut drama with some thriller elements baked in. It’s probably the most entertaining film I’ve seen at Sundance this year.”
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