Happy Global Running Day to our readers who like to do that sort of thing.
What better way to celebrate it then taking a break from running in order to watch a trailer for a movie about running! Amazon Studios dropped the first trailer for Brittany Runs A Marathon, which stars Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) as the title character.
Twentysomething New Yorker Brittany Forgler lives a hard-partying life full of a toxic relationships and bad decisions. While at a doctor to score some Adderall, he encourages her to get healthy instead. Like most twentysomethings living in New York, Brittany can’t afford a gym membership. So she decides to take up running instead. After slowly getting used to running, she sets her sights on tackling the New York City Marathon (26.2 miles).
Bell remains just as funny and charismatic as ever in the trailer, which is based on director Paul Downs Colaizzo’s real life friend. The film premiere earlier this year at Sundance, where it was quickly picked up by Amazon Studios. It also stars Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Lil Rel Howery and Micah Stock.
Check out the trailer below.
Brittany Runs A Marathon will be released August 23rd.