While watching the new trailer for Katie Holmes’ upcoming thriller, Miss Meadows, one question immediately springs to mind: why has it taken this long for Holmes to holster her inner badass? Harnessing a deadpan line delivery and keen familiarity with firearms, she looks like she’s aiming for a new career trajectory altogether. And it’s one that’s very, very welcome.
In the flick, Holmes stars as a prim and proper schoolteacher. From the dolly shoes and twee dresses, she’s an idyllic vision of the perfect educator. Except she’s harbouring a secret: she quite likes taking out street scum. Yes, if a spoonful of sugar won’t help the medicine go down, then maybe a few rounds ought to do the trick. Her desire to keep the town a safe place to live means she’s not hesitant when it comes to restoring order in her own outlaw fashion.
We’ve already had a good look at the general tone for the movie in its first trailer, and now we’re in for more of Miss Meadows’ unique form of justice in a brand new preview. From the footage we see here, the film appears to be a fun spin on the unsuspecting do-gooder trope, as Meadows becomes involved in cleaning up a horrific plague of violence taking over her unassuming town. With Holmes toplining her first film in years, she looks to be having the time of her life, switching from kind-hearted to brutal killer in seconds flat. Also, keep your eyes peeled for a brief look at James Badge Dale as the town sheriff attempting to piece together the puzzling vigilante’s movements.
Miss Meadows opens in selected theatres on November 14th. Check out the trailer above and plot summary below and let us know what you think.
Miss Meadows is a school teacher with impeccable manners and grace. However, underneath the candy-sweet exterior hides a ruthless gun-toting vigilante who takes it upon herself to right the wrongs in the world by whatever means necessary. For Miss Meadows, bad behavior is simply unforgivable.