March 12, 2014 03:16:44 GMT
Sabitha tricks Johanna into a one-way epistolary romance, leaving Johanna devastated after knowing that her lover actually barely knows she exists.
"Hateship Loveship" gets its first trailer. Hailee Steinfeld plays mischievous teenage girl, Sabitha, who writes Kristen Wiig's Johanna love letters in her father's name without him knowing. Sabitha ultimately tricks Johanna into a one-way epistolary romance.
Johanna met Sabitha after moving to a new town to work for her grandfather, Mr. McCauley. The drama and awkwardness ensue when Johanna knows that her love is one-sided. Guy Pearce plays Wiig's love interest, and Nick Nolte plays the elderly Mr. McCauley.
The romance drama is based on Alice Munro's 2001 short story "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage". It premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and is expected to hit theaters later this year. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sami Gayle, and Christine Lahti are among the supporting cast members.