Jessie Buckley has doubts about a futuristic program aimed at finding her perfect match as she balances her feelings for Jeremy Allen White and Riz Ahmed in the first trailer for the Apple TV+ film Fingernails.
Christos Nikou’s sci-fi romance gets a limited theatrical release Oct. 27 before hitting the streaming platform Nov. 3. The movie centers on Anna (Buckley), who works at an institute that uses controversial technology to determine ultimate compatibility in romantic partnerships. However, she begins to question her connection with supposed soulmate Ryan (White) as she gets to know co-worker Amir (Ahmed).
“I founded this institute to take the risk out of love,” says Duncan (Luke Wilson), boss of Anna and Amir, in the trailer. “No more uncertainty, no more wondering if you’ve chosen the right partner, no more divorce.”
Later, Buckley tells Wilson’s character, “I was wondering if it was possible that one person could be in love with two people at the same time.” He replies, “It’s a biological impossibility.”
Annie Murphy co-stars in the film that counts Glen Basner, Alison Cohen, Jerome Duboz, Ashley Fox, Kevin Lafferty and Milan Popelka as executive producers. Nikou (Apples) helms the film from his own script for his English-language directorial debut.
Fingernails premiered last month at the Telluride Film Festival. In her review for The Music news, critic Sheri Linden wrote that “Nikou has assembled a small, ace ensemble, led by the endlessly compelling Jessie Buckley, for a modestly scaled feature spun from smart provocation and deep feeling.”