'The Stand-In' Preview: Watch Drew Barrymore in flawless double role that will keep you on the edge of your seat
It will be twice the drama and antics as Barrymore plays a double role in her upcoming movie 'The Stand-In' as Candy Black and Paula
Who doesn't like a good Drew Barrymore movie? The Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, and BAFTA nominee actress had made audiences laugh and cry with her collaborations with Adam Sandler in 'The Wedding Singer', '50 First Dates' and 'Blended' and for her solo projects mainly 'Never Been Kissed', the 'Charlie's Angels' franchise, 'Santa Clarita Diet', 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind', and 'Miss You Already' among others. The host of 'The Drew Barrymore Show', who was recently in news for teasing an upcoming movie with Sandler, is actually soon coming to your screens in a Comedy avatar like never before. It will be twice the drama and antics as Barrymore plays a double role in her upcoming movie 'The Stand-In' as Candy Black and Paula. The comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit also stars Holland Taylor, Michael Zegen, Charlie Barnett, Ellie Kemper and TJ Miller.
Barrymore plays a massive star who has made a name out of herself in slapstick comedy films. Fifteen films and $2 billion at the box office, Candy Black was America's sweetheart. That is until she has a public meltdown and chooses to live the solitary life of a recluse.
Having to pay her dues to society, Candy gets in touch with the titular character of her stand-in on set Paula and convinces her to go to rehab on the star's behalf. Following that successful swap, the new 'Candy' begins to get offers to star in films and have her onscreen redemption in front of the American audiences.
And so they decide to swap their lives. Paula will fill in for Candy and they will share the money. All smooth and fun. The trailer shows how the two help and support each other through the film. Is this a film about female friendships? Or is it about a disaffected star's redemption? Miller's character also says in the trailer that the American audiences love a redemption story. So perhaps that is what we are looking forward to.
How will their lives turn out? Will this life swap work out for the best? Or will there be hurdles?
'The Stand-In' will be available to watch on Video on Demand and in theatres on December 11, 2020.