The trailer features half a dozen variations on “f–k” and concludes with an instruction scene of Rauch telling a younger gymnast how to be cute during a performance. “Sell it to the bitch-ass judges,” she commands.
The movie, due out March 11, is Bryan Buckley’s directorial debut, written by Melissa Rauch (“Big Bang Theory”) and Winston Rauch. Melissa Rauch stars alongside Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan, Haley Lu Richardson and Cecily Strong, and portrays a foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist who must fight for her local celebrity status when a new young athlete’s star rises in town.
“The Bronze” was the opening night film at Sundance this year. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions’ label Stage 6 Films acquired worldwide rights prior to the start of the production and will distribute internationally.
“The Bronze” is a Duplass Brothers Production and is produced by Stephanie Langhoff and executive produced by Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass, Buckley, Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch and Michael C. Cuddy.