Maven Pictures Unveil the Trailer + Poster for Trudie Styler’s Directorial Debut FREAK SHOW Featuring Abigail Breslin
**** “A FANTASTIC, FEEL-GOOD AND FABULOUS FILM” - The Independent
**** - Pink News
A film by Trudie Styler
Ahead of its release in June, The Fan Carpet are delighted to present the UK Trailer and Poster for Trudie Styler’s directorial debut FREAK SHOW, courtesy of Maven Pictures!
Based on the award-winning cult novel by James St James and in the vein of ’Clueless’ and ‘Napoleon Dynamite,’ FREAK SHOW tells the moving, heart-breaking and hilarious story of Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther), a boldly confident and eccentric teenager who faces intolerance and persecution at his ultra conservative high school, and decides to fight back on behalf of all the misunderstood freaks of the world. FREAK SHOW stars Alex Lawther alongside Abigail Breslin, Bette Midler, Larry Pine, John McEnroe, AnnaSophia Robb and Laverne Cox and comes to cinemas across the UK and on demand on 22 June through Maven Pictures.
BILLY BLOOM (Alex Lawther), once lived a fabulous life in Connecticut, with his equally fabulous mother, MUV (Bette Midler). But when he is suddenly shipped off to his father’s (Larry Pine) Southern mansion, he finds himself a fish out of water.
With his closet of extravagant and flamboyant attire, Billy is completely different from the cheerleaders, bible belles and beefy quarterbacks at his new high school. Yet despite the well-meant advice of his father and his housekeeper FLORENCE (Celia Weston) that he should just throw on some blue jeans, Billy is determined to be himself – even if that does mean wearing face glitter to school.
A rising British star, Alex Lawther won the London Film Critics' Circle Award for "Young British Performer of the Year” for his role as the young Alan Turing in the Oscar-Winning film THE IMITATION GAME (2014). Most recently, he was seen in Charlie Brooker’s BLACK MIRROR (2016), alongside Martin Freeman in GHOST STORIES (2017), and is currently the lead on the wildly popular Netflix Original show THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD (2017).
Trudie Styler is an actress, film producer and director. In 2011, she formed Maven Pictures with Celine Rattray. The company’s production credits include the award-winning FILTH (2013) and STILL ALICE (2014); AMERICAN HONEY (2016) which won the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival; and THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER (2018), which won the Directing Award for Sara Colangelo at Sundance 2018. FREAK SHOW is her feature directorial debut, premiering at the Berlin International Film Festival and recently screening at BFI Flare.
FREAK SHOW IS IN CINEMAS AND ON DEMAND ON JUNE 22