'Emily the Criminal': Cast, date, plot, and all the latest buzz around the crime drama

'Emily the Criminal': Cast, date, plot, and all the latest buzz around the crime drama
Aubrey Plaza in a still from 'Emily the Criminal' (Youtube/Vertical Entertainment US)

Crime dramas have always been one of the most popular genres among movie-goers across the globe and Vertical Entertainment and Roadside Attractions have come up with a new crime drama that promises to keep the audience intrigued and at the edge of their seats. 'Emily the Criminal', written and directed by John Patton Ford, is set to release in theatres soon.


The plot of 'Emily the Criminal' revolves around Emily, played by Aubrey Plaza, who is saddled with debt and gets involved in a credit card scam. She eventually gets pulled into the criminal underworld of Los Angeles. 



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When will ‘Emily the Criminal’ release?

The movie is set to release in theatres across the United States on August 12, 2022, by Vertical Entertainment and Roadside Attractions.

What is ‘Emily the Criminal’ all about?

'Emily the Criminal' is a 2022 American crime drama film. It stars Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi, Megalyn Echikunwoke, and Gina Gershon. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2022. 

The original synopsis reads, "Emily, who is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record, gets involved in a credit card scam that pulls her into the criminal underworld of Los Angeles, ultimately leading to deadly consequences."


Who stars in ‘Emily the Criminal’?

The cast of the movie includes Aubrey Plaza as Emily Benetto, Theo Rossi as Youcef, Megalyn Echikunwoke as Liz, Gina Gershon as Alice, Jonathan Avigdori as Khalil, Bernardo Badillo as Javier, Brandon Sklenar as Brent.

Aubrey Plaza

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Plaza has starred in many films and series. She played Robin Gibney in ESPN's 'Mayne Street' and Seth Rogen's love interest, Daisy, in 2009's 'Funny People'. She has also appeared in 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World', and Derrick Comedy's 'Mystery Team'. Plaza's film 'Life After Beth', which was written and directed by her now-husband Jeff Baena, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. She also voiced the character Grumpy Cat in the Lifetime Network's original movie 'Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever'.



What's the latest news about ‘Emily the Criminal’?

'Emily the Criminal' premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is said to be one of Aubrey Plaza's best performances. Plaza has also produced the film, which was mainly shot in Los Angeles. 


Who are the creators?

The American crime drama has been written and directed by John Patton Ford. Nathan Halpern has composed the musical score.


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