Lizzy Caplan Line Dances Through Latest Queens Of Country Trailer
We’ve been waiting for Lizzy Caplan to blast into the stratosphere, the reach a level currently occupied by the likes of Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman or Jennifer Lawrence. We noticed Caplan way back on Freaks and Geeks, then watched her excel in Tina Fey’s Mean Girls, Matt Reeves’ Cloverfield and the vastly underrated cable-TV comedy Party Down. Despite some interesting and exciting work, Caplan has yet to fully take off. And her latest picture, Queens of Country, looks like it will follow the same trajectory – very strange and probably very funny, but too surreal for a mainstream audience. The film’s first full trailer is below:
Caplan plays Jolene Gillis, a line-dancing country music fanatic who finds an iPod stuffed with country music staples. Convinced that the owner is her soul mate, Jolene sets out to find him … much to the chagrin of her current boyfriend. Rance (Ron Livingston). Her journey somehow finds room for a dominatrix, a cross-dressing Joe Lo Truglio, and a nearly unrecognizable Maynard James Keenan, best known as the singer for Tool.
You see? Too surreal for a mainstream audience. But co-directors Ryan Page and Christopher Pomerenke do appear to have found a comfortable resting spot somewhere between Christopher Guest and the Coen Brothers, which isn’t a bad place to be when you are gently spoofing an offbeat community of unique individuals. “Who are you, Mr. Lost iPod Man?” Caplan asks at the trailer’s close. We’ll find out when this comedy opens at some point in 2012.
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