Following the success of Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig has mostly resisted the bags of money that studio execs have been throwing at her and turned her attention to a lot of smaller projects instead. Sure, she appeared in Anchorman 2 and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but lately she seems to be focusing her career on indie dramedies like Friends with Kids and Girl Most Likely. Her latest film, Hateship Loveship, also seems to be cut from the same cloth although it looks much less comedic than you might expect.
Based on the short story by Alice Munro, the movie stars Wiig as Johanna, a quiet woman hired to look after a teenage girl named Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld) whose father (Guy Pearce) is a recovering addict. When Sabitha orchestrates a fake romance between Johanna and her father in prison, however, her loneliness allows her to be taken in by the ploy. Nick Nolte also co-stars as Sabitha’s grandfather. Hateship Loveship hits select theatres on Apr. 11th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.