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Grace Van Patten’s upcoming film, ‘Mayday’, is the breakout star’s ultimate battle cry

Mayday film

If you're anything like the team at RUSSH, you would have already jumped head first into HBO's latest hit show, Nine Perfect Strangers. Assuming that you're equally as enthralled in the show's cultic vibes as we are; you would also by now, be familiar with Grace Van Patten, one of the series' breakout stars. One episode in an it's immediately clear why Van Patten's talents are making so much noise, and her upcoming film, Mayday is her latest battle cry.

With the trailer dropping yesterday, this reimagined war film puts its female leads at the centre. Mayday follows a group of young women living out their days a rugged coastline; luring unsuspecting men to their deaths by portraying themselves as 'damsels in distress'. A feminist fable if I've ever seen one... But despite initially being caught up in the thrill of it all, Van Pattens' character, Ana, soon realises this might not be the type of 'revolution' she's willing to be a part of.

The film isn't the only project Van Patten is currently juggling. Earlier this month, it was announced that the star to watch would be starring in the screen adaptation of Tell Me Lies; which is definitely one to keep your eye on.

Mayday is set to launch in both theatres and On Demand on October 1; but there's no confirmation yet on whether this release date applies to Australian audiences too. Either way, we'll be waiting eagerly for anymore news to come. Until then, here's everything we know about the hotly-anticipated film, Mayday.

What is Mayday about?

Disillusioned and understandably startled, Ana (Van Patten), wakes to mysteriously find herself stranded on a rugged and what she believes to be, isolated, shoreline. That is, before she meets a group of female soldiers who position themselves as damsels in distress as a ploy to lure men to their untimely deaths; using radio signals to get their attention.

Whether out of a need to survive or a penchant for thrill, Ana quickly joins the other woman; training, learning their ways and connecting with their leader, Marsha (Mia Goth). But as the female army descends further and further into violence, Ana realises that she's not the killer they want her to be.

Who stars in the film, Mayday?

Joining Van Patten as Ana and Goth as Marsha; Soko, Havana Rose Liu, Juliette Lewis, and Théodore Pellerin also round out the cast. Mayday also marks the feature film debut of talented filmmaker Karen Cinorre; who was inspired by both classic stories and literature in the making of the film.

When will Mayday be released?

An October 1 release date for both theatres and On Demand has been announced for Mayday; but we are still waiting to find out if this applies to Australian audiences too. Until then, we'll be watching this immersive, action-packed trailer on repeat.


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