Watch: Anna Kendrick in ‘Happy Christmas’ First Trailer

Magnolia Pictures has released the first trailer for dramedy “Happy Christmas” from writer-director Joe Swanberg (“Drinking Buddies”).

The film was sold to Paramount and Magnolia Pictures out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

It stars Anna Kendrick as Jenny, who moves to Chicago after breaking up with her boyfriend to live with her brother (Swanberg), his novelist wife (Melanie Lynskey) and their two-year old son. Based on the trailer, it doesn’t seem to be going well. 

Lena Dunham and Mark Webber also star in the film produced by Swanberg, Alicia Van Couvering and Peter Gilbert.

“Happy Christmas” is set to release in theaters July 25 and on iTunes June 26. 

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  1. Kenmandu says:

    Next time use some lighting, and, oh yeah, maybe a script.

    • Shawn says:

      Almost all of Swanbergs films are improvised, the actors get biographies for their characters and an outline of plot points, all the dialogue is improv. I find these films a refreshing change of pace from the usual paint-by-numbers scripts that come out of the major studios.

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