'Emily The Criminal' Trailer: Saddled With Debt, Aubrey Plaza Turns To Crime In August

You wouldn’t be wrong for thinking that Aubrey Plaza is primarily a comedic actress. That’s exactly the type of projects she is best known for. However, over the recent years, she’s branched out quite a bit, including her next film, “Emily the Criminal.” 

READ MORE: ‘Emily The Criminal’: Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi & Director John Patton Ford Discuss Their Sundance Grift Thriller [Interview]

As seen in the trailer for “Emily the Criminal,” Plaza stars as a young woman who finds herself falling on tough times. At first, she wants to stick to menial labor and an honest living. However, when she is presented with an illegal scheme that pays a lot more money, Emily begins her descent into a life of crime. You know, as the title suggests. 

As mentioned, Plaza has been making interesting career choices lately with darker projects such as “Black Bear,” “Legion,” and “Child’s Play.” Of course, she also has starred in more comedic films such as “Happiest Season” and “Best Sellers.”

Joining Plaza in the cast are Theo Rossi, Megalyn Echikunwoke, and Gina Gershon. “Emily the Criminal” is written and directed by John Patton Ford.

READ MORE: Aubrey Plaza Goes To Extremes As ‘Emily The Criminal’ [Sundance Review]

Roadside Attractions and Vertical Entertainment will release “Emily The Criminal” exclusively in theaters on August 12, 2022. Watch the first trailer below.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Emily (Aubrey Plaza) is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record. Desperate for income, she takes a shady gig as a “dummy shopper,” buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a handsome and charismatic middleman named Youcef (Theo Rossi). Faced with a series of dead-end job interviews, Emily soon finds herself seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills of black-market capitalism, and increasingly interested in her mentor Youcef. Together, they hatch a plan to bring their business to the next level in Los Angeles.