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Rebel Wilson exploded onto the mainstream entertainment scene as a comedic force to be reckoned with her wonderful work in popular films like Bridesmaids, Bachelorette, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Pitch Perfect (and its two sequels), Isn’t It Romantic, and Jojo Rabbit. But the Australian actress, comedian, and writer is so much more than just “Fat Amy,” and the brand new trailer for her latest project, Senior Year, further proves it.
Senior Year is an upcoming Netflix Original comedy film that stars Wilson as Stephanie Conway, who, in 2002, was her school’s cheerleading captain and shoo-in for prom queen before taking a hard fall off the top off a cheer pyramid, sending her into a coma. 20 years later, she wakes up as a 37 year-old woman who is completely out of touch with modern pop culture (“Madonna is now called Lady Ga-Ga?”) and technology, and if that wasn’t difficult enough, she also is determined to return to high school in order to finish her senior year.
Stephanie’s second chance at a senior year also means another go at ruling the school, leading the cheerleaders, and getting crowned prom queen, but the challenges of reconciling with all that she’s missed will make it difficult (if not impossible) to achieve her goals.
“They can’t let an almost 40 year-old do high school,” says Mary Holland in the trailer, which also echoes the thought most of us are having, of “How can this be allowed?!” But Wilson’s Stephanie responds “High school was just like yesterday for me! It will not be weird at all.”
The trailer makes it clear that it will, in fact, be weird, but delightfully so, and we absolutely can’t wait to check it out.
In addition to Wilson and Holland, the Alex Hardcastle-directed film also features Sam Richardson, Justin Hartley, Chris Parnell, Zoë Chao, Alicia Silverstone, Avantika Vandanapu, Angourie Rice, Tyler Barnhardt, Michael Cimino, and Brandon Scott Jones (who also co-wrote the film with Andrew Knauer and Arthur Pielli).
Senior Year premieres on Netflix on May 13.