Sony Pictures Classics released the trailer for Azazel Jacobs’ French Exit starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges. The film which made its world premiere as the Closing Night feature at the 2020 New York Film Festival, will be released in theaters on February 12, 2021.
Directed by Jacobs and written by award-winning novelist Patrick deWitt, French Exit stars Oscar® nominee Michelle Pfeiffer, Oscar® nominee Lucas Hedges, Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, Danielle Macdonald, Valerie Mahaffey, Daniel di Tomasso, Susan Coyne, Imogen Poots, and Isaach de Bankolé. The film is based on deWitt’s international bestselling book of the same title, which was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
“My plan was to die before the money ran out,” says 60-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), but things didn’t go as planned. Her husband Franklin has been dead for 12 years and with his vast inheritance gone, she cashes in the last of her possessions and resolves to live out her twilight days anonymously in a borrowed apartment in Paris, accompanied by her directionless son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) and a cat named Small Frank – who may or may not embody the spirit of Frances’s dead husband (Tracy Letts).