I remember writing about director Catherine Hardwicke’s “Plush” when it was still casting, and the descriptions for the movie was just all over the place. At one point, the trades were saying it was about psychics. Dueling psychics. But as you can see from the synopsis below, and the Red Band trailer at the bottom, “Plush” looks more like a psycho sexual drama with, from what I can gander, plenty of sex and drugs and all that good stuff.
And yes, this is the same Catherine Hardwicke who directed the first “Twilight” movie. Hardwicke was a pretty respectable indie director before “Twilight”, and looks like she’s trying to get back some of that respect.
After losing her band mate and brother to a drug overdose, rising rock star Hayley finds herself in a downward spiral. The second album from her band Plush is received as a critical and commercial disaster. She finds new hope and friendship in Enzo, the replacement guitarist who inspires her to reach new creative heights. But soon their collaboration crosses the line sexually and Hayley, who is married with two children, retreats from Enzo’s advances. As Hayley slowly discovers Enzo’s dark and troubled history, she realizes she may have let a madman into her home and family and that her mistake may cost the lives of people closest to her.
Starring Emily Browning, Cam Gigandet, Xavier Samuel, Frances Fisher, Thomas Dekker, Dawn Olivieri, Brandon Jay, and Casey LaBow.
According to the poster below, “Plush” hits theaters September 13th. I’m guessing very limited release followed by a VOD rollout.