'I Care A Lot': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Rosamund Pike Netflix dark comedy

Marla Grayson is a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly wards who runs a well-oiled racket. But things change when she encounters Jennifer Peterson -- a wealthy retiree with no living heirs


                            'I Care A Lot': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Rosamund Pike Netflix dark comedy
Rosamund Pike as Marla Grayson and Dianne Wiest as Jennifer Peterson in 'I Care A Lot' (Netflix)

Good, funny, thrillers have become something of a rare commodity. At least in films. Thankfully, Netflix may have just the right thing for those jonesing for their fix of an insidious crime story. Here’s all you need to know about ‘I Care A Lot’.

Release date

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2020. ‘I Care A Lot’ will premiere on Netflix on February 19.

Plot

As per the official synopsis of the film on Netflix, “Poised with sharklike self-assurance, Marla Grayson is a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly wards whose assets she seizes and cunningly bilks through dubious but legal means. It’s a well-oiled racket that Marla and her business partner and lover Fran use with brutal efficiency on their latest ‘cherry,’ Jennifer Peterson -- a wealthy retiree with no living heirs or family. But when their mark turns out to have an equally shady secret of her own and connections to a volatile gangster, Marla is forced to level up in a game only predators can play -- one that’s neither fair nor square.”

Cast

Rosamund Pike as Marla Grayson

Rosamund Pike as Marla Grayson in 'I Care A Lot'. (Netflix)

The 41-year-old British actor is perhaps best known for her performance in the psychological thriller ‘Gone Girl’, which won her the Saturn Award for Best Actress and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her other notable roles include ‘A United Kingdom’, ‘Made in Dagenham’, ‘Barney's Version’, ‘The World's End’, and ‘A Private War’. Pike won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series in 2019 for her role in ‘State of the Union’.

Peter Dinklage as Roman Lunyov

Peter Dinklage as Roman Lunyov in 'I Care A Lot'. (Netflix)

The 51-year-old American actor and producer is best known for and has received acclaim for portraying Tyrion Lannister on the HBO television series ‘Game of Thrones’ from 2011 to 2019. For his role on the show, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series a record four times. His other notable roles include ‘Elf’, ‘Lassie’, ‘Underdog’, ‘Death at a Funeral’, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian’, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, and ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’.

Chris Messina as Dean Ericson

Chris Messina as Dean Ericson in 'I Care A Lot'. (Netflix)

The 46-year-old American actor, director, and producer has appeared in films such as ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’, ‘Argo’, ‘Julie & Julia’, ‘Ruby Sparks’, ‘Celeste and Jesse Forever’, ‘You've Got Mail’, and ‘Birds of Prey’. On television, he appeared in such roles as Ted Fairwell in ‘Six Feet Under’, Chris Sanchez in ‘Damages’, Reese Lansing in ‘The Newsroom’, detective Richard Willis in ‘Sharp Objects’, and as Danny Castellano in ‘The Mindy Project’.

Dianne Wiest as Jennifer Peterson

Rosamund Pike as Marla Grayson and Dianne Wiest as Jennifer Peterson in 'I Care A Lot'. (Netflix)

The 74-year-old American actor -- who has twice won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress -- has been a Woody Allen actor, appearing in his films like ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’, ‘Bullets over Broadway’, ‘The Purple Rose of Cairo’, ‘Radio Days’, and ‘September’. Her other notable roles include ‘Footloose’, ‘The Lost Boys’, ‘Big City’, ‘Edward Scissorhands’, ‘Dan in Real Life’, ‘Synecdoche, New York’, ‘Rabbit Hole’, and ‘Sisters’. 

The film’s cast also includes Eiza González as Fran, Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Judge Lomax, Macon Blair as Feldstrom, Lance Norris as Eric, Alicia Witt as Dr. Karen Amos, and Damian Young as Sam Rice.

Creators

This black comedy thriller film was written and directed by J Blakeson. The British filmmaker and screenwriter is best known for another acclaimed thriller, ‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed’. His other credits include the British miniseries ‘Gunpowder’, the sci-fi action flick ‘The 5th Wave’, and the horror flick ‘The Descent Part 2’.

Trailer

The trailer for ‘I Care A Lot’ promises a dark and hilarious film as we see Rosamund Pike do what she does best -- play an ice queen. Of course, her “hustle” soon takes her down a crazy road and that’s where Dinklage comes in. Watch the trailer right here:



 

If you like ‘I Care A Lot’, you will also like

‘Death at a Funeral’, ‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed’, ‘Gone Girl’, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’, ‘In Bruges’, and ‘Seven Psychopaths’.

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