'Hateship Loveship' Trailer: Hailee Steinfeld Tricks Kristen Wiig Into Falling in Love (Video)

The film, based on a short story by Alice Munro, also stars Guy Pearce, Nick Nolte and Christine Lahti.

The mean-spirited details of Kristen Wiig's pseudo-relationship have been revealed in a new trailer for Liza Johnson's Hateship Loveship.

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Wiig stars as Johanna Parry, a profoundly shy, unadorned woman who is hired by Mr. McCauley (Nick Nolte) as a housekeeper and a primary caregiver to his granddaughter, Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld).

The trailer shows how Sabitha uses email to foster a fake relationship between her widowed father (Guy Pearce) and Johanna, as friendly phrases and intimate conversation bring Johanna to Chicago to visit him, only to be confronted with the truth of the practical joke.

The IFC film, based on a short story by Alice Munro with a screenplay by Mark Poirier, also stars Christine Lahti, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Sami Gayle.

TORONTO REVIEW: Hateship Loveship

The film made its world premiere as a special presentation at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival. Robert Ogden Barnum, Michael Benaroya, Jamin O'Brien, Dylan Sellers and Cassian Elwes produced the film. Jacob Pechenik, Michael Raimondi and Abigail Disney are executive producers.

Hateship Loveship hits theaters for a limited release April 11. Watch the newly released trailer above.