Colombian director and screenwriter Rodrigo García (Nine Lives) tackles a story of addiction in his upcoming film Four Good Days, a drama based on Eli Saslow’s 2016 Washington Post article “How’s Amanda? A Story of Truth, Lies and an American Addiction.”
Actress Mila Kunis (Black Swan) takes on the role of an opioid addict named Molly. In the trailer, which hit the Internet this week, audiences can see how she transforms into an almost unrecognizable character. Alongside Kunis, the film stars eight-time Oscar nominated actress Glenn Close (The Wife) who plays Molly’s mother Deb, a woman doing everything in her power to keep her daughter alive.
The film centers on four days that mother and daughter spend together trying to get Molly clean long enough to take what is known as an opioid antagonist, a therapy that reverses the effect of opioids by blocking opioid receptors. As the doctor in the trailer explains, the monthly vaccine “eventually makes you immune to getting high.” To begin the therapy, however, Molly must be off opioids for four more days.
García, who is the son of the late Colombian Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel García Márquez, is known for his hard-hitting dramas like Mother and Child and the TV series In Treatment. Márquez has worked with Close before. His first film, 2000’s Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, starred Close and Cameron Diaz. He also features Close in his films Nine Lives and Albert Nobbs, which landed Close one of her eight Oscar nods.
Four Good Days will be available on VOD platforms May 21.