Greasy Strangler Director Jim Hosking Returns For An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

by James White |
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If you're one of those who enjoyed, or even just braved, Jim Hosking's last film, The Greasy Strangler, you'll know that his work can be... singular. He has a style all his own, and he's unleashed it again for new weird-as-badger-shoes An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn. See the trailer below.

Here's the basic synopsis, which doesn't quite do justice to the quirk on display here: "After getting fired by her scheming husband Shane Danger (Emile Hirsch) from his cappuccino shop, dissatisfied Lulu Danger (Aubrey Plaza) is stunned when a TV commercial for 'An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn For One Magical Night Only' reveals a mysterious man from her past (Craig Robinson).

"When Shane and his bumbling cohorts steal the cashbox from Lulu’s adopted vegan brother Adjay (Sam Dissanayake), specialist Colin (Jemaine Clement) enters the fray to retrieve the stolen funds. But Lulu seizes the opportunity to run off in search of her mystery man – and events only become stranger from there. This is a story of love, theft, athletic swimming, and a magical, magical event."

An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

Yes, in this case "stranger" is really a tip-of-the-iceberg description. And the presence of Plaza and Clement around such oddballs makes us wonder if this isn't a stealth Legion spin-off. Regardless, the movie also features Matt Berry (as the wonderfully named Rodney Von Donkensteiger), Maria Bamford and Jacob Wysocki. It's hitting cinemas, VOD and digital HD in the States on 19 October, but has yet to confirm when it'll make it over to us.

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