Ooh la la. Nina Dobrev filmed her role in Roger Avary's Lucky Day a few months after The Vampire Diaries series finale aired in 2017. The film is only just now sharing photos and an international trailer for its release "soon." That "soon" is from Dobrev herself, who shared the first two official photos.
The second photo, which you have to slide to see, shows The CW alum getting a lot more risqué with the sexy stuff than we're used to seeing:
Nina Dobrev's Chloe has a sexy chic French look -- maybe that's why the first trailer has French subtitles, and France seems to have the only release date I can find, on September 18?
Here's the international trailer, which includes even more overt sexiness:
The world can never have enough unhinged Crispin Glover.
Lucky Day was written and directed by Roger Avary, who won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar with Quentin Tarantino for Pulp Fiction. This movie follows Red (Luke Bracey), a safe cracker who has just been released from prison. He's trying to hold his family together as his past catches up with him in the form of Luc (Crispin Glover), a psychopathic contract killer who's seeking revenge for the death of his brother.
The movie started filming in September 2017 in Canada. It looks like Nina Dobrev went back for some ADR (automated dialogue replacement) recordings in 2018:
She's also front and center in the poster Roger Avary recently shared:
Back in October 2017, Roger Avary told Variety that Lucky Day brings together many of the the characters he's cultivated into a single neo-noir, aggressive, violent, funny, irreverent, politically incorrect movie. He said it's in the spirit of both True Romance and Pulp Fiction.
It's an exciting project for Nina Dobrev, who shot to fame on TV through Degrassi: The Next Generation and The Vampire Diaries, and most recently on the CBS sitcom Fam. She's been trying to branch out into more films, from XXX: Return of Xander Cage and Flatliners, to the romantic comedies Dog Days and Then Came You, plus the political drama Run This Town.
Nina Dobrev recently shot another indie movie, the comedy Sick Girl, her first project after CBS decided not to give Fam a Season 2. So it sounds like she's really showing some range out there in the film world.
No clue when Lucky Day will be released in the U.S., and on what platforms, but stay tuned.
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