Watch The Trailer For Greta Gerwig’s Directorial Debut ‘Lady Bird’
Saoirse Ronan stars in the title role
Over the weekend, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird, had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival. Everyone loved it. Now, on the heels of those glowing reactions, A24 has dropped the first trailer for the coming-of-age dramedy to give the rest of us a look at what could be one of the sleeper hits of the fall.
In the movie, Saoirse Ronan stars as the title character, a 17-year-old attending Catholic high school in Sacramento, California, circa 2002, who has a dream of one day pursuing a creative life in New York City. But before she gets there, she needs to deal with life back home, which, in this case, means juggling two love interests (Lucas Hedges and Timothée Chalamet), auditioning for high school plays, and generally rebelling against the forces she believes are trying to hold her back. Those forces are embodied by her mom, played by Laurie Metcalf. Based on the trailer, the relationship between these two strong-willed women is at the heart of the movie.
Gerwig, who also went to a Catholic school in Sacramento, loosely based the script on her own life. Although she’s written scripts before, this is the first time she’s directed. Apparently, she killed it. As for Ronan, this is being called the best performance of her a career. Lady Bird will next play on Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival and will land in theaters on November 10. Check out the trailer above.