Jennifer Anniston is gunning for the gold in the trailer for Cake. In it, she plays a chronic pain sufferer who becomes fascinated by the suicide of another woman in her support group. As she uncovers the details of the suicide, she also grapples with her own personal tragedy. Check out the trailer after the jump.
From Coming Soon:
Claire Simmons (Aniston) is in pain. Her physical pain is evident in the scars that line her body and the way she carries herself, wincing with each tentative step. She’s no good at hiding her emotional pain either. Blunt to the point of searing insult, Claire’s anger seethes out of her with nearly every interaction. She has driven away her husband, her friends – even her chronic-pain support group has kicked her out.
The only one left in Claire’s otherwise solitary existence is her housekeeper-cum-caretaker, Silvana (Academy Award nominee Adriana Barraza), who barely tolerates her boss’ need for liquor and prescription pills. But the suicide of Nina (Academy Award nominee Anna Kendrick), one of Claire’s fellow chronic-pain group members, prompts another fixation. In pursuing questions about the death of a woman she barely knew, Claire explores the boundaries between life and death, abandonment and heartbreak, danger and salvation. As she inserts herself into the lives of Nina’s husband (Sam Worthington) and the son Nina left behind, Claire just might find salvation.
Of course, she doesn’t stand a chance against Reese Witherspoon (Wild), but it’s nice to see Jen outside of her rom-com safety zone.
Also starring Felicity Huffman, Camille Mana, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Chris Messina, William H. Macy. Britt Robertson, Lucy Walters and Manuel Garcia Rulfof, Cake hits theaters on January 23, 2015.