Annapurna Pictures has released the first trailer for Where’d You Go, Bernadette, starring Cate Blanchett as the titular character, Bernadette Fox, an architect who mysteriously disappears from her seemingly idyllic Seattle household.
The story comes from Maria Semple’s novel of the same name, published in 2012.
In the trailer, Bernadette’s daughter (Emma Nelson) proposes that the family go on a trip to Antarctica, a reward for her spotless report cards. Before they can embark on their excursion, however, Bernadette escapes through her bathroom window, leading her friends and family to track down her whereabouts.
“Something unexpected has come up,” Blanchett’s character vaguely explains through the phone. “There’s much more explanation coming, but I have this one shot.”
Billy Crudup plays Bernadette’s husband, and cast also includes Kristen Wiig, James Urbaniak, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Zoe Chao and Laurence Fishburne. Director Richard Linklater, who’s helmed films such as Boyhood, Dazed and Confused and the Before Sunrise trilogy, wrote the screenplay with Holly Gent and Vince Palmo. Linklater previously worked with Annapurna on baseball movie Everybody Wants Some!!
Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Ginger Sledge will produce the film while Megan Ellison and Jillian Longnecker will serve as executive producers.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette will hit theaters on March 22, 2019.