Queer fave Jodie Foster is back in front of the camera, this time in the dystopian action movie Hotel Artemis.
Written and directed by Drew Pearce, the film is set in Los Angeles 2028 after “the most violent riot in California history.” Centered around The Nurse (Foster), Hotel Artemis follows a cast of criminals in a mysterious, members-only hospital for criminals, the titular Hotel Artemis. Foster takes on the role of a stringent, by-the-book nurse and is joined by a stacked cast, including Sterling K. Brown of This Is Us, Sofia Boutella, who played Charlize Theron’s Sapphic love interest in Atomic Blonde, plus Zachary Quinto, Jeff Goldblum, Jenny Slate, Charlie Day, Brian Tyree Henry, and Dave Bautista. The trailer serves us the tone of Netflix’s Bright and the acerbity of Guardiansbut hopefully it’ll lean closer to the latter.
According to Deadline, the movie “revolves around an armed robbery that goes wrong for Brown’s Waikiki and Henry’s Honolulu, the latter of whom is injured and needs attention at the hotel, where strictly enforced rules even among the criminal set has kept it a going concern for years.” But Waikiki’s heist winnings attract attention from bigger and badder criminals, who threaten the hotel’s long-standing history.
Hotel Artemis marks Jodie Foster’s long-awaited return to acting. Though we’ve seen her make appearances from time to time, her last starring role in a feature film was 2013’s Elysium. The mother of two took a break from acting to focus on directing. Foster recently directed an episode of Black Mirror, as well as the George Clooney and Julia Roberts starred feature film Money Monster in 2016, and a few episodes of Orange is the New Black in 2013-2014.
Hotel Artemis hits theaters June 8.