Cate Blanchett Begins Her Second Act in New 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette' Trailer

Richard Linklater directed and co-wrote the comedy-drama, while Billy Crudup, Emma Nelson, Kristen Wiig, James Urbaniak, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Zoe Chao, Claudia Doumit and Laurence Fishburne round out the cast.

Cate Blanchett embarks on her second act in the latest trailer for Where'd You Go, Bernadette.

Annapurna Pictures released the second trailer for the comedy-drama Friday. The story is based on the Maria Semple novel of the same name, published in 2012.

The film follows Bernadette Fox (Blanchett), an architect who mysteriously disappears from her seemingly perfect Seattle household.

Billy Crudup, Emma Nelson, Kristen Wiig, James Urbaniak, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Zoe Chao, Claudia Doumit and Laurence Fishburne round out the cast. Richard Linklater directed and co-wrote the screenplay.

The trailer opens with a look into Bernadette's life in Seattle. When she arrives home, she finds her neighbor Audrey (Wiig) and a blackberry abatement specialist looking at the plants on her property.

Another clip gives viewers insight into her home life with her daughter, Bee (Nelson), and husband, Elgin (Crudup). Her daughter is later seen watching a video about her mother, which explains that Bernadette was once known as "the most exciting thing in the world of architecture 20 years ago."

"I think what happened to my mom is that she got so focused on her family, she forgot about herself," Bee says in a voiceover as clips of Bernadette prioritizing her family members follow.

Bernadette's life continues to fall apart as she runs over Audrey's foot with her car and when the hillside she constructed near her house turns to mud and ruins Audrey's home.

The titular character eventually gives in to the stress of her life and sneaks out of a window in her home. She then travels to Antarctica, where she works on a project that will help her rediscover her passion for architecture and life.

After Bernadette's new colleague explains that the job will be both mentally and physically demanding, she responds, "It sounds like I've been in training for this for the last 20 years."

"I have this one shot to launch my second act," she says as clips contrast her home life and her new picturesque life in Antarctica. "So step aside, cause I am about to kick the hell out of life."

Where'd You Go, Bernadette will be in theaters Aug. 16. Watch the full trailer above.