Suspense, the long con, a thrill ride where the leads are one-step ahead at every turn… and Alan Tudyk.
This is the kind of trailer editing that suggests a studio isn’t sure how to market the movie on hand (*cough A24 cough*) This leans into the premise that Tudyk plays a believer in God so invested in his belief that a con, planned by leads Hannah Kasulka and Luke Benward, can allow this believer to meet God, allowing them access to his supposed wealth.
Watch carefully, but don’t believe the tone, for now, that is being used to sell this:
Written and directed by Scott Brignac and produced by Aaron Benward, Russell Wayne Groves, Geeta Bajaj, Andrew Shinjang Lee, and Will Rimmer. Vertical Ent. will release ‘Playing God’ in select US theaters + on VOD starting August 6th, 2021