Rashida Jones is charmed by Peter Sarsgaard who investigates ambient noises in her apartment during new trailer for The Sound Of Silence
Rashida Jones and Peter Sarsgaard are starring in an interesting new urban drama this fall, the trailer for which dropped on Wednesday.
In their film The Sound Of Silence, Sarsgaard plays Peter Lucian, a 'house tuner' who specializes in analyzing ambient noises in the homes of those experiencing mood disorders or imbalances.
Jones portrays his new client Ellen Chasen, a woman who says she's 'always tired,' and a connection between the two develops.
Listen in: Rashida Jones and Peter Sarsgaard are starring in an interesting new urban drama this fall, called The Sound Of Silence
In the moody trailer for the movie, we meet the strange and methodical Lucian as he listens to tuning forks in front of the Bandshell in Central Park, New York City.
'Why do people act the way they do?' he asks in voice over, as images of the Big Apple fill the frame.
'Depression, anxiety, fatigue are triggered by the sonic details of our homes,' recites a reader of an online article (Alex Karpovsky of HBO's Girls) about Lucian.
Then Peter meets Ellen on a bench in the park, and she explains her predicament: in spite of her best efforts, which include acupuncture and new-age doctors, she can't beat her exhaustion.
Fateful encounter: Peter meets Ellen on a bench in the park, and she explains that in spite of her best efforts, she can't beat her exhaustion
A woman in profile: Jones portrays Peter's new client Ellen Chasen, and a connection between the two develops
Soon, Peter comes to Ellen's home, and meticulously analyzes the sounds in her home.
'Weird, but kinda sexy,' Ellen's friend, played by Jenny Slate, says. 'Is he single?'
Ellen looks at her, incredulous. 'Are you serious?'
As Peter continues to visit Ellen's home, their connection seems to deepen, in spite of warnings from Peter's associate and colleague, played by Austin Pendleton.
Friends: Alex Karpovsky and Jenny Slate play friends of Jones's character in the movie
Later, Peter's activities are noticed by a large company that promotes 'urban equilibrium,' and they express interest in connection him to their starry and rich clients.
Ellen, however, is unconvinced that the association will be to his benefit, and doesn't want to be involved: 'I think all this is too much, it's not for me,' she tells Peter.
The trailer ends draws to a close with the pair standing at a nighttime window looking out over New York, as Peter elaborates on how sounds can cause people to come together.
Trying new things: The trailer shows Ellen attempting acupuncture to address her fatigue
Slow burn: Peter continues to visit Ellen's home, and their connection deepens
The last image again shows Peter listening to his tuning fork, as Ellen is heard in voice over: 'I called you.'
'I listened,' Peter responds.
The Sound Of Silence, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, will be out in theaters in New York and Los Angeles and on demand on September 13.
Tuning it up: The Sound Of Silence, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, will be out in theaters in New York and Los Angeles and on demand on September 13