Magnolia debuts first trailer for Janicza Bravo’s ‘Lemon’
Magnolia Pictures has debuted the first trailer for Janicza Bravo’s dramedy Lemon, set for limited theatrical release this August.
Lemon follows Isaac Lachmann, a man in freefall and immobilized by mediocrity. His career is going nowhere, he has an overbearing family, and to top it all off, his girlfriend of ten years is leaving him. His life is going nowhere and he has no ambition. Lachmann is left trying to work out what he did to deserve it all as he watches his life unravel before him.
The film, directorial debut from Bravo (Gregory Go Boom), was written as part of a collaboration with Brett Gelman (30 Minutes or Less, The Other Guys, Jobs) who also stars in the lead as Lachmann.
Lemon had its world premiere as part of the Next Fest selection at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. However, no distribution deal was made at the time, with Magnolia later homing in to acquire it at the South by Southwest Film Festival back in March.
The comedy-drama was produced by Paul Bernon (Drinking Buddies), David Bernon (The Intervention), and Sam Slater (Results). Christine Vachon (Carol) and David Hinojosa (White Girl) take executive producer credits, along with Gelman and Bravo. Lemon was co-produced by Rowan Riley (Christine).
Joi McMillon edited the film, having previously collaborated with Bravo on her short film Man Rots from the Head. McMillon received an Oscar nomination for her work on Barry Jenkins’ Academy Award-winning Moonlight.
Judy Greer (Archer), Michael Cera (Juno), Shiri Appleby (Swimfan), Fred Melamed (A Serious Man), Rhea Perlman (Matilda), Gillian Jacobs (Don’t Think Twice), Jon Daly (Zoolander 2), Martin Starr (This Is the End), Megan Mullally (Why Him?), Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Elizabeth De Razzo (The 33), Marla Gibbs (Madea’s Witness Protection), and Nia Long (Friday) star alongside Gelman.
Lemon is scheduled for limited theatrical release in the United States on August 18; the film is set to be released simultaneously through video on-demand services on the same day. Watch the trailer here.