Ellen Page plays an accidental baby snatcher in the first trailer for Netflix’s pricey Sundance acquisition “Tallulah.” The Oscar-nominated actress plays Lu, a vagabond who lives in a van before she rescues a baby from a negligent mother (Tammy Blanchard) who is in over her head. Lu then turns to Margo (Allison Janey), who believes she is the child’s grandmother.
The indie drama, written and directed by Sian Heder (“Orange Is the New Black”), also stars Zachary Quinto, John Benjamin Hickey and Uzo Aduba.
In January, Netflix acquired the film at Sundance Film Festival for a reported $5 million. An unnamed theatrical partner will release the film in the latter part of 2016. The film will debut on the steaming service on July 29.
Tallulah, the Netflix original film, was written and directed by Sian Heder (Orange is the New Black), and tells the story of young vagabond, Lu (Ellen Page – Whip It, Inception), who lives in a van and is fiercely independent in her hand-to-mouth existence. When a chance encounter incites her to impulsively “”rescue”” a baby from a negligent mother, Lu, at a loss for what to do, turns to the only responsible adult she knows: Margo (Allison Janney – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Way, Way Back), who mistakenly believes she’s the child’s grandmother. Tammy Blanchard (Into the Woods, Moneyball), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Girls), John Benjamin Hickey (The Good Wife, Manhattan) and Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black, The Wiz Live!), also round out the cast.