December 7, 2023

Chloe Domont has directed among the most slick and addictive TV in recent times, together with every little thing from Fits to Ballers and Billions, however this week marks the arrival on Netflix of her characteristic movie directorial debut — Honest Play, a office drama starring Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor and Han Solo actor Alden Ehrenreich as a newly engaged couple working at a cutthroat hedge fund. They play an formidable energy couple in a relationship thriller by which sexual politics are entrance and heart.

“I believe [Phoebe and Alden are] two extremely sturdy, versatile actors that may do something,” Domont mentioned in a promotional interview with the streamer about Honest Play. “But in addition, what excited me about them was that that they had by no means executed something like this earlier than, and I all the time like to solid towards kind. They’re simply two of probably the most dedicated actors I’ve ever labored with.” 

The movie is a mixture of steamy ardour with the stress of an influence imbalance in a relationship, which Domont mentioned additionally helped her reckon with related unresolved emotions from her personal previous relationships. Right here’s every little thing to find out about Netflix’s Honest Play, which has been wowing each critics and viewers (it acquired a restricted theatrical run forward of its streaming launch) and arrives on Netflix this Friday.

Alden Ehrenreich as Luke and Phoebe Dynevor as Emily in “Honest Play.” Picture supply: Sergej Radovic/Netflix

Launch date: Oct. 6.

Plot: Dynevor performs Emily and Ehrenreich performs Luke, two monetary analysts in a relationship that’s forbidden by the employer they each work for. When one in all them will get a promotion, it pushes their relationship to the brink.  “There are such a lot of of us which might be caught between wanting to stick to a contemporary feminist society, however having nonetheless been raised on conventional concepts of masculinity and gender roles,” Domont informed Netflix.

“That’s the place the battle lies for women and men within the workplaces and behind bed room doorways. And it’s nonetheless a problem as a result of we don’t know tips on how to speak about it.”

Fair Play on NetflixPicture supply: Netflix

The solid: Dynevor’s Emily is an formidable monetary analyst who’s so pushed to excel at a agency of principally male staff that she finally scores a coveted promotion to portfolio supervisor. Ehrenreich’s Luke can be a monetary analyst who, because the type of villain of this story, seethes with jealousy when Emily beats him for the promotion — and begins to marvel, regardless of the romantic attachment or perhaps due to it, whether or not she even deserves it. In the meantime, the solid is rounded out by:

  • Eddie Marsan, as Campbell — the founder and boss of hedge fund One Crest Capital
  • Wealthy Sommer, as Paul — Campbell’s right-hand man and a portfolio supervisor on the hedge fund
  • Sebastian de Souza, as Rory — one other portfolio supervisor
  • Sia Alipour, as Arjun — a further portfolio supervisor (who Apple TV+ subscribers will acknowledge from Tehran).