Promising Young Woman - press release

DIVE DEEPER INTO THE FIVE-TIME ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATED FILM INCLUDING BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTOR AND BEST LEAD ACTRESS WITH NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN BONUS CONTENT FROM DIRECTOR AND WRITER EMERALD FENNELL AND STARRING ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE CAREY MULLIGAN  

 

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN 

 

BRING HOME ONE OF THE MOST CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, POIGNANT AND DARING FILMS OF THE YEAR NOW WITH EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS THAT TAKE YOU BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE THRILLING EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT STORY WITH THE CAST AND CREW 

 

CERTIFIED FRESH ON ROTTEN TOMATOES®! 

 

NOW AVAILABLE TO OWN FOR THE FIRST TIME  

 ON DIGITALBLU-RAYTM AND DVD  

 

ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR” – ASSOCIATED PRESS  

 

Universal City, CaliforniaMarch 162021  Driven by a mysterious and tragic event in her past, a young woman seeks out vengeance in the thrilling and wildly entertaining PROMISING YOUNG WOMANnow available to own for the first time on DigitalBlu-ray, DVD and On Demand from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Proclaimed as “absolutely brilliant” (Matt Goldberg, Collider)PROMISING YOUNG WOMANis the riveting, genre-bending must-own dark comedy of the year that combines masterful filmmaking with an unapologetic look at female empowerment and social justice with a deeply powerful twist. Hailed as “a game-changing masterpiece,” (Scott Menzel, We Live Entertainmentand “revenge, served red hot” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), the edgy thriller is the directorial debut of groundbreaking filmmaker Emerald Fennell (“Killing Eve,” “The Crown”) who wrote the vibrant, twisted and suspenseful story. Showcasing an incredible ensemble cast lead by Academy Award® nominee Carey Mulligan (An EducationDrive) and with an iconic soundtrack, fans can now go behind-the-scenes of the provocative and sensational film with exclusive bonus content on the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital including featurettes with the cast and crew taking fans deeper into the edge-of-your-seat story that has everyone talking. 

 

Dazzling critics and audiences alike, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN offers a gripping and foreboding comedic look at toxic culture norms that permeate throughout society and has earned an extraordinary 91% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes®Hailed as “the best film of the year” (Mara Reinstein, US Weekly), the captivating film has won over an impressive 50 awards to date and has racked up over an astonishing 170 award nominations to date. Garnering five Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Lead Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing, four Golden Globe® nominations including Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Director, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and Best Screenplay, the film has also won five Critics Choice Award’s including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Filmmaker on the Riseearned six BAFTA award nominations including Best Outstanding British Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Casting and Best Editing, a 2021 SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, a 2021 Writers Guild Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay, nine Hollywood Critics Association Award nominations and was named one of the Top Ten Films of the year by the National Board of Review.  

 

Everyone said Cassie (Mulligan) was a promising young woman...until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and deliciously entertaining storyFeaturingincredible must-see performances from the entire castthe bold and gritty PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN is led by critically acclaimed Mulligan who received the Los Angeles Film Critics Best Actress award for her role and has a phenomenal supporting cast including Bo Burnham (Eight GradeThe Big Sick), Alison Brie (Sleeping With Other People, “GLOW”), Clancy Brown (The Shawshank RedemptionThor: Ragnarok), Jennifer Coolidge (Legally BlondeAmerican Pie), Laverne Cox (“Orange Is the New Black,” Grandma), Connie Britton (“Dirty John,” “Friday Night Lights”)Alfred Molina (FridaSpider-Man 2), Adam Brody (Shazam!, “The OC), Max Greenfield (“New Girl,” The Big Short), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (SuperbadKick-Ass), Chris Lowell (The HelpUp in the Air), Sam Richardson (“Veep,” “New Girl”), and Molly Shannon (“Divorce,” Superstar). 

 

By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, the astonishing film is packed with daring and thought-provoking moments from beginning to end by writer-director Fennell delivering a “delicately-wrapped bonbon laced with arsenic” (Keaton Bell, VOGUE). From Academy Award®-winning production company FilmNation Entertainment and the filmmakers behind The King’s SpeechArrival and The Big Sick and alongside LuckyChap Entertainment producers Margot Robbie (I, TonyaDreamland), Tom Ackerley (DreamlandTerminal) and Josey McNamara (DreamlandTerminalthe “funny, sexy, smart and absolutely terrifying” (Kate Erbland, IndieWirePROMISING YOUNG WOMAN is a must-own film with a profound message for all 

 

With the purchase of PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN on disc or digital, fans are eligible to earn points towards special rewards via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, signed collectables, box sets, win exclusive prizes and more! For FREE registration and details please visit www.MyUniversalRewards.com. 

 

BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES: 

  • A Promising Vision – Writer/Director Emerald Fennell discusses her inspirations for writing this bold, genre-bending film. 
  • Two-Sided Transformation – A look at why Carey Mulligan was the perfect choice to play "Cassie" and how filmmakers used wardrobe, hair, and makeup to express the balance between light and dark. 
  • Balancing Act – Cast members discuss their unexpected reactions to the careful balance of levity and tragedy in director Emerald Fennell's take on female revenge. 
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Emerald Fennell 

 

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN will be available on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.  

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FILMMAKERS:  

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox and Connie Britton 

Casting By: Mary Vernieu, CSA and Lindsay Graham-Ahanonu, CSA 

Music By: Anthony Willis 

Music Supervisor: Susan Jacobs 

Costume Designer: Nancy Steiner 

Editor: Frédéric Thoraval 

Production Designer: Michael T. Perry 

Directory of Photography: Benjamin Kračun 

Co-Producer: Fiona Walsh Heinz 

Executive Producers: Carey Mulligan, Glen Basner, Alison Cohen, Milan Popelka 

Produced By: Margot Robbie, Josey McNamara, Tom Ackerley, Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell 

Written & Directed By: Emerald Fennell 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAYTM: 

Street Date: March 16, 2021 

Selection Number: 62211114 (US) / 62211505 (CDN) 

Layers: BD-50 

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen  

Rating: Rated R for strong violence including sexual assault, language throughout, some sexual material and drug use 

Languages/Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0, French Canadian DTS Digital Surround 5.1, Latin American Spanish DTS-HD Resolution Audio 7.1 

Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish Subtitles 

Run Time: 1:53:29 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD: 

Street Date: March 16, 2021 

Selection Number: 62211115 (US) / 62211504 (CDN) 

Layers: DVD-9 

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 

Rating: Rated R for strong violence including sexual assault, language throughout, some sexual material and drug use 

Languages/Sound: English, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0  

Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish Subtitles 

Run Time: 1:53:29 

 

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