'Unicorn Store': Netflix release date, cast, trailer, plot and everything you need to know about Brie Larson's directorial debut
Netflix recently released the official trailer for their forthcoming movie 'Unicorn Store' starring Brie Larson who is also making her directorial debut. The 'Unicorn Store' is based out of a script that was written by Samantha McIntyre and will be released globally next month.
According to Netflix, this film is a "love letter to everyone's inner child, and a reminder that no dream is impossible." With just little under two weeks left for the film to release on the streaming giant, here's everything you need to know about 'Unicorn Store.'
This dramedy starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson first premiered in 2017, during the Toronto International Film Festival, and now the movie will be released globally on 'Netflix' April 5, 2019.
The movie revolves around Kit (Brie Larson) who is a lonely 20-something dreamer. Kit is reluctant to leave the comforts of childhood and fully embrace adulthood. But when art school sends her packing, she is forced to move back home with her parents and take a temporary job in a boring office. And just when she’s resolved to finally put her Care Bears aside and grow up, a mysterious salesman (Samuel L. Jackson) enters her life and offers to give her childlike heart its greatest desire.
Brie Larson plays Kit, the lead character in the film. Larson is an actress and a filmmaker. She started her acting career playing supporting roles in comedies when she was a teenager. Since then Larson has come a long way, playing the lead role in movies like 'Kong: Skull Island' and Marvel Cinematic Universe's 'Captain Marvel.' She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for 'Kong: Skull Island.' Larson is also a gender equality activist and an advocate for sexual assault survivors. She has been vocal about social and political issues.
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson plays the role of the mysterious salesman who enters Kit's life. Jackson is a well-known actor and film producer. He has won numerous awards and accolades. He became well known for his early work in movies like 'Goodfellas', 'Jurassic Park', 'Django Unchained', 'Snakes on a Plane' and 'Captain Marvel'. Jackson has also voiced many animated films like 'The Incredibles' and 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' among others.
Joan Cusack will be playing the role of Gladys in the movie. Cusack is an actress and comedian known for her roles in 'Shameless', 'School of Rock' and 'Runaway Bride'. She voiced the character of Jessie in the Toy Story franchise. Cusack has won Academy Award nominations for supporting roles and a Golden Globe nomination as well.
Other prominent cast members in the film are Bradley Whitford as Gene, Karan Soni as Kevin, Mamoudou Athie as Virgil, Mary Holland as Joanie, Hamish Linklater as Gary, Annaleigh Ashford as Crystal, Martha MacIsaac as Sabrina, Chris Witaske as Matt, and Ryan Hansen as Brock.
In 2016 when the news of the film was announced, it was also revealed that Brie Larson will be directing, producing and acting in the movie. This movie marks the directorial debut of Larson. Previously Larson had co-written and co-directed two short films, which includes 'The Arm', which received a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.
The trailer begins with Kit painting a colorful mural on a white wall and as the camera zooms out and shows Kit's work, we notice the other art students along with her present much more elegant and traditional pieces. This results in her getting bad reviews and being expelled from art school. "I feel like a failure," we can hear her say in a voice over.
Following her expulsion, she goes back to her hometown and takes up a temporary job at a PR firm. While she tries to survive her boring office, she receives a letter that tells her to get ready. She follows the instructions which lead her to a store where she meets the mysterious salesman. "We sell what you need," we can see him tell her before he plays Kit a video of a unicorn. After watching it, she reveals it is all she has ever wanted.
While the salesman agrees to give her the unicorn if she takes it seriously, her friends and family are very skeptical of her behavior. Towards the end of the trailer, we witness Kit prepare herself to get her unicorn while she embraces her inner child and adult.
Where to watch
'Unicorn Store' will be releasing globally on Netflix.
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