Posted on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Right now fans of Project Greenlight are watching as director Jason Mann pushes through the filmmaking process, hitting plenty of hiccups along the way, but seemingly doing a decent job of not compromising the vision he has for the filmmaking documentary series’ first comedy.
While we’ve still got a few weeks before the show is over, since this was all recorded months ago, we know the film is finished. And as has been the case with the previous seasons of the HBO show, the movie will premiere on the cable network right after the season finale of the show. So here we are with the The Leisure Class trailer for you to watch.
Here’s The Leisure Class trailer from HBO:
It’s clear that HBO didn’t have much money to spend on marketing for this movie (likely because it was all spent on Jason’s intense desire to shoot on film) because they use the royalty free classical song “In the Hall of the Mountain King” for the trailer. It’s a bit of a cliche when you’re introducing chaos into a place that’s normally very relaxed and tranquil, but it’s also free.
But besides that, the movie seems as if it might have come together rather well. As this season of Project Greenlight progresses we might see some more problems in the production process, but we’ll get to see how it turns out in just over a couple weeks.
If you’re interested in watching the short film version of The Leisure Class that inspired the feature film that HBO decided to make for Project Greenlight, here it is. But keep in mind that this one wasn’t directed by Jason Mann, though it certainly will inform the feature adaptation:
The Leisure Class features Ed Weeks (The Mindy Project), Tom Bell (Humans), Bridget Regan (Jane the Virgin), Bruce Davison (X-Men), Scottie Thompson (The Blacklist) and more, and it premieres on HBO on Monday, November 2nd, the day after the season finale of Project Greenlight.
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The Leisure Class revolves around William (Ed Weeks), a debonair Englishman celebrating his imminent marriage to Fiona (Bridget Regan), the beautiful daughter of a U.S. senator and prominent East Coast family. But William is a con man; his identity is fake and his intent is to embezzle funds from the senator’s charitable organization. Unexpectedly, William realizes he has true feelings for Fiona and now regrets his predicament.
On the eve of the wedding, the sudden arrival of William’s unstable, estranged brother, Leonard (Tom Bell), threatens to expose both William’s true identity and his scam. Unable to convince Leonard to leave, William watches helplessly as his brother insinuates himself into the family and the wedding festivities. A long night ensues, during which Leonard’s reckless behavior not only calls into question the true nature of William and Fiona’s relationship, but also reveals disturbing, long-hidden truths about Fiona’s family.