Rosamund Pike is back doing what she does best as a woman with no morals and a sharp haircut in the first trailer for Netflix's upcoming film I Care A Lot, about a woman who builds an empire grifting elderly people out of their homes.
The trailer starts with Pike's character in a sunshine yellow suit with a smile that could kill. "Good morning Ms. Peterson, I'm sorry to disturb you so early," she tells Dianne Wiest's character, "the court has ruled that you require assistance taking care of yourself... the court has appointed me your legal guardian." And just like that, the game is on.
Pike stars in the movie, alongside Wiest as the victim of her scam, Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver) as her business and romantic partner (yes, we've got lesbians!), and Peter Dinklage as the career criminal Pike makes the mistake of crossing. Neither Pike nor Gonzalez are publicly known to identify as queer.
"My name is Marla Grayson, and I'm someone who cares," Pike says in the trailer, and honestly, I'm all in. We LOVE an evil and highly competent lesbian. It's like Gone Girl but with the added bonus of she's gay.
It's a darkly humorous trailer, highlighting how heartless Grayson is. She tosses out bon mots like "there's two types of people in this world: predators and prey," and "I am a lioness" and god I am GAY. Please step on me Marla Grayson.
The film is written and directed by J. Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed). Also featuring Chris Messina, Isaiah Whitlock, Jr., and Alicia Witt, I Care A Lot premieres on Netflix on February 19.