Plot, cast, premiere date and trailer
If traveling to Italy isn’t in the cards for you this summer, seeing a movie shot in Italy might be. Alison Brie (horse girl) is one of the leading writers of spin me around, a new comedy hitting theaters this summer. Directed and co-written by Jeff Baena (The small hours), spin me around premiered at SXSW in March and was later picked up by IFC Films and AMC+. The film mixes genres and features the comedic chops of its hard core, directed by Brie, while taking place in the lush region of central Italy. The trailer for spin me around released on July 12 (and a trailer a few days before), giving audiences an idea of the hijinks in store. And, of course, presenting delicious (and not so) Italian cuisine.
Here’s everything you need to know about spin me around before he leaves, including plot, cast, trailer and release date.
spin me around Ground
After being chosen as top manager at a branch of the fictional restaurant Tuscan Grove, Amber (Brie) wins a trip to Italy to join an immersion program. While in Italy, Amber meets Tuscan Grove CEO Nick (played by Alessandro Nivola) at the company program she was flown in to attend. A relationship quickly unfolds between them, and Amber is drawn deeper into Nick’s life, buying expensive dresses at his expense and attending parties at his invitation. Her romantic getaway, however, takes a darker turn and “turns into chaos”, according to the film’s synopsis, when she discovers something is wrong with her trip.
The film’s trailer suggests that basically, spin me around speaks of “romance”, “culture” and “mystery”. Amber and Nick’s love story and scenic Italian landscapes cover the first two themes, but audiences will have to watch the film to find out what exactly is the mystery of spin me around is. One thing is certain, this mystery will not be catastrophic: “What is it, Clue?” Tim Heidecker’s character jokes during the trailer, mocking board game character Colonel Mustard.
spin me around Cast
Although the project is led by Brie, several other familiar faces make up the cast of spin me around. Nivola (american hustle) and Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid goes west) are supporting cast to Brie, alongside Molly Shannon (The White Lotus), Tim Heidecker (We), Ayden Mayeri (Alex Strangelove), Zach Woods (Office), Ben Sinclair (High maintenance), and Fred Armisen (Portlandia).
spin me around Trailer
The trailer for spin me around released on July 12, following a teaser dropped a few days earlier on July 8. The two previews give an overview of the genres spin me around cover, bridging romance, mystery and comedy. With the cast at the center of the film, it’s easy to imagine spin me around being a lighter mystery, but the trailer also hints at an edgy side to the film.
From the trailer, audiences can get a taste of the fictional restaurant, Tuscan Grove, where Brie’s character works as a manager. Similar to an olive garden, some of Tuscan Grove’s signature dishes are on full display in a 30-second trailer in the teaser, alluding to the relevance of food and cuisine to the film’s plot.
spin me around Release date
The film is set to hit theaters on August 19. It will also be available to stream in VOD format only on AMC+, according to The Hollywood Reporter.