Monument Releasing have released the official trailer for the upcoming indie drama The Surrogate.
The Surrogate focuses on Jess Harris, a 29-year-old web designer in Brooklyn, that is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh and his husband Aaron. Twelve weeks into the pregnancy, a prenatal test comes back with unexpected results that pose a moral dilemma. As they all consider the best course of action, the relationship between the three friends is put to the test.
The Surrogate was initially meant to be premiering at SXSW but the film festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, leading to Monument Releasing now partnering with a ‘virtual theatrical’ release of the film in the US and Canada on the 12th June 2020, then the film will be available On Demand on the 1st September 2020.
The film is written and directed by Jeremy Hersh, who released a statement in regards to the ‘virtual theatrical’ release, saying:
I’m so thrilled to be getting our movie out with Monument. I’m particularly excited that we’re getting to partner with independently-owned theatres which are currently shut down. We made this movie to start a conversation and I can’t wait to engage in that conversation.
The Surrogate stars Jasmine Batchelor, Chris Perfetti, Sullivan Jones, Brooke Bloom, Tonya Pinkins and Brandon Michael Hall.