Trailer: Taylor Schilling gets kidnapped in new Netflix comedy
VOD News | On 12, Apr 2017
Orange Is the New Black may be about to return, but Taylor Schilling has already got her next Netflix project lined up. The actress will be kidnapped in Take Me, the directorial debut from Pat Healy, which will premiere at Tribeca this month, before heading to Netflix later this year.
The movie, which Healy also co-stars in, is the new project from Mark and Jay Duplass, who serve as executive producers on the movie. The brothers, who have a long-standing deal in place with Netflix, have just signed a distribution agreement with The Orchard for the film’s release. The Orchard will handle Take Me’s theatrical, home entertainment, cable and airline release. Following Tribeca, it will bow in US cinemas on 5th May with a day-and-date release, before Netflix streams it worldwide several months down the line.
The movie is set in the world of boutique faked abductions – there’s a fake website for Kidnap Solutions LLC and everything -and follows Ray (Healy), who is hired for a weekend kidnapping with a lucrative fee – but all is not what it seems.
Healy, who has appeared in films including The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and The Innkeepers, has a short already under his directorial belt.
“I was too lazy and/or afraid to direct a feature film for years until I read Mike Makowsky’s inspired script,” he told THR. “I knew I had to do it. Thankfully Jay, Mark and Taylor agreed and gave me the chance to make this crazy thing. It’s the weird/funny movie I hope audiences would expect I’d unleash on the world.”
Here’s the trailer: