One of the buzziest movies of early 2020 is definitely Promising Young Woman, a female-centric, darkly comic revenge thriller whose trailer went viral when it first debuted months ago. So when can you actually catch Promising Young Woman?
Promising Young Woman officially hits VOD in the US on Dec. 25, 2020, but it's already had its official world premiere. It was featured at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 25, 2020, where it received an overwhelmingly positive reaction from the critics and audiences. The movie's cast is led by Carey Mulligan, who plays Cassie, the "promising young woman" of the title who pretends to be heavily intoxicated in order to find out which men would take advantage of her, before turning the tables on them. Also in the cast are Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Laverne Cox, Adam Brody, Max Greenfield, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. It's written and directed by Emerald Fennell, who is best known for her Emmy-nominated writing work as the showrunner of Killing Eve's second season and for her onscreen role as Camilla Shand, aka the future Duchess of Cornwall, on Netflix's The Crown.