Phoebe Dynevor & Alden Ehrenreich Sizzle & Slash Through First “Fair Play” Trailer
Netflix made its play, and now one of this past Sundance’s buzziest films is coming to the streamer this fall.
The first trailer for Chloe Domont’s romantic thriller Fair Play has arrived, revealing a look at the story of a newly engaged couple who is forced to keep their relationship a secret in their financial cutthroat world. Emily (Phoebe Dynevor) and Luke (Alden Ehrenreich) work at the hedge fund Crest Capital in entry-level positions, and the policy at Crest is no intra-office relationships. At first, things seem to be going fine, although their worlds begin to get topsy-turvy when Emily gets promoted over Luke, shifting the power dynamic between them. What lengths will they go to advance at Crest, and what will they sacrifice to do so? Their relationship? Their lives?
When Fair Play premiered at Sundance, it was one of the most talked about movies at the fest, and Netflix eventually outbid competitors to the tune of $20 million for Domont’s feature directorial debut.
“I thought [finance] was a great backdrop because the high stakes are ripe for drama,” Domont told Variety after Fair Play‘s Sundance premiere. “It feeds into the toxicity of the relationship, and vice-versa.”
It’s an auspicious feature debut for Domont, who has directed television episodes of Ballers, Suits, and Billions. Fair Play had some big named executive producers, including Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman.
Check out the sizzling first trailer below. Fair Play hits Netflix on October 13.
Here’s the official synopsis for Fair Play:
When a coveted promotion at a cutthroat financial firm arises, once supportive exchanges between lovers Emily (Phoebe Dynevor) and Luke (Alden Ehrenreich) begin to sour into something more sinister. As the power dynamics irrevocably shift in their relationship, the couple must face the true price of success and the unnerving limits of ambition. In her feature debut, writer-director Chloe Domont weaves a taut relationship thriller, staring down the destructive gender dynamics that pit partners against each other in a world that is transforming faster than the rules can keep up. Also starring Eddie Marsan, Rich Sommer, and Sebastian De Souza, Fair Play unravels the uncomfortable collision of empowerment and ego.
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Featured image: Phoebe Dynevor and Alden Ehrenreich appear in Fair Play by Chloe Domont, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute