A Kid Like Jake trailer: Priyanka Chopra plays a friend to Claire Danes and Jim Parsons
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra makes an appearance in the trailer for A Kid Like Jake: but only for a few seconds.
After playing an antagonist Victoria Leeds in her first Hollywood outing Baywatch, Priyanka Chopra is all set to feature in Silas Howard’s A Kid Like Jake. The first trailer of the movie has been released and just like the first trailer of Baywatch, here too the Indian global star has a blink and miss appearance.
Priyanka essays the role of Amal (friend of Alex) in the movie which has Homeland star Claire Danes (Alex) and The Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons (Greg) in the lead roles. The film is a story about a four-year-old kid Jake (Leo James) whose gender identity is a concern for his parents. He is fascinated more by fairytales than the toy-cars and is intrigued to know, “why boys can’t wear a skirt”.
In the trailer, the school counselor played by Octavia Spencer establishes in the first 20 seconds that Jake is a unique child who likes doing things his own way. Jake’s parents Alex and Greg, like any other parents, are on a spree to find the best school for their kid when they are told by Judy to talk about Jake’s “gender-expansive plan”. It is after her suggestion that this Brooklyn couple rethinks about their role as parents.
She wrote,” I’m so excited to show you all the official trailer for #AKidLikeJake… with brilliant performances by my colleagues. This is a timely story about acceptance and truly seeing your loved ones as they are. In select theaters June 1st!”
Chopra took to Twitter to share the trailer with her fans and express her excitement over her new project.
I’m so excited to show you all the official trailer for #AKidLikeJake…with brilliant performances by my colleagues. This is a timely story about acceptance and truly seeing your loved ones as they are. In select theaters June 1st! Watch the trailer: https://t.co/nWSalWGe1n
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 13, 2018
The story of A Kid Like Jake revolves around a Brooklyn couple who know that their four-year-old son is more interested in fairy tale princesses than toy cars. When his preschool director points out that his gender-nonconforming play may be more than a phase, the couple is forced to rethink their roles as parents and spouses.
Priyanka plays a friend of the parents and appears in the trailer for three short seconds.
“Kindergarten is so hard for a child, you know, who…” she says at dinner with her husband and Jake’s parents. Claire Dane’s character cuts her in the middle of her sentence with ‘Who what?’
Directed by Silas Howard and written by Daniel Pearle, based on his own 2013 play of the same name, the drama also features Academy Award-winning actor Octavia Spencer and Ann Dowd.
“When Chopra read the script of #AKidLikeJake, I knew immediately that this was a story I had to be a part of… A story that needed to be told and seen..”
So proud to be a part of #AKidLikeJake, a story that humanizes the struggle of parents trying to do right by their kid. This film breaks down the barriers of being socially correct, and encourages you to embraces the qualities that makes each one of us unique. So happy to bring my support to this already stellar cast. See you at the pictures… ?? #SundanceFilmFestival
A Kid Like Jake marks as Priyanka Chopra’s second Hollywood film.
A Kid Like Jake will be released on June 8, 2018.