Netflix has released the first trailer and poster for J Blakeson’s pitch black comedy I Care A Lot, which finds a crooked legal guardian who drains the savings of her elderly wards meeting her match when a woman she tries to swindle turns out to be more than she first appears.
Poised with sharklike self-assurance, Marla Grayson (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly wards whose assets she seizes and cunningly bilks through dubious but legal means. It’s a well-oiled racket that Marla and her business-partner and lover Fran (Eiza González) use with brutal efficiency on their latest “cherry,” Jennifer Peterson (two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest) — a wealthy retiree with no living heirs or family.
But when their mark turns out to have an equally shady secret of her own and connections to a volatile gangster (Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage), Marla is forced to level up in a game only predators can play — one that’s neither fair, nor square.
The film premiered at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival to strong reviews where it was picked up by Netflix and co-stars Chris Messina, Macon Blair, Alicia Witt, Damian Young and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
I Care A Lot will release globally on Netflix February 19.
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