S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson may have been killed off in “The Avengers”, but Clark Gregg lives on the big screen as Howard Holloway, a washed-up child actor agent who gets one last unexpected shot at fame, fortune and happiness.
Howard is the shy, introverted, hesitant yet lovable protagonist of “Trust Me”, a 2013 Tribeca opener that’s finally set to roll out in theaters and on VOD more than 12 months after its debut.
Directed and written by Clark Gregg, the dramedy boasts an all-star ensemble cast filled with all your routine indie specialists, from Sam Rockwell to Oscar nominees Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy and multiple Golden Globe nominee Allison Janney. Also, Amanda Peet (“A Lot Like Love”, “2012”) and Molly Shannon (Enlightened, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”).
In case you’re wondering, no, this isn’t Gregg’s rookie feature as a director or scribe. It’s actually his second directorial effort, following the much darker, gloomier “Choke”, based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel, and his third script, after “Choke” and “What Lies Beneath”, helmed by Robert Zemeckis.
Huh, who knew the good-natured spy was capable of such creative feats. Now let’s just hope there’s more to “Trust Me” than the below trailer suggests. Not that the clip looks bad. There’s simply nothing new or particularly meaty in it.