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Music Brings Lucy Boynton Back to a Simpler Time — Literally — in Searchlight’s ‘The Greatest Hits’ Trailer

With great power comes great responsibility. It’s a lesson Lucy Boynton (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) grapples with in Searchlight Pictures’ “The Greatest Hits.” The studio released the film’s trailer on Thursday, March 14, 2024.

In “The Greatest Hits,” Harriet (Boynton) finds that listening to certain songs (literally) sweeps her away to another time — like, she becomes an actual time-traveler. She is able to relive special moments with her deceased boyfriend (David Corenswet of “Pearl”), and could potentially even stop the car crash that killed him from even happening. It sounds like there’s a pretty big tradeoff, however, if she takes it to that point.

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And then there’s the new guy, played by Justin H. Min (“Beef”), that she meets along the way. “Throughout her journey, Harriet explores the mesmerizing link between music and memory, facing her with difficult decisions of whether altering the past is a choice worth making,” the synopsis reads.

“The Greatest Hits,” written and produced by Ned Benson (“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” trilogy), also stars Austin Crute (“Booksmart”). The film comes out in select theaters on April 5, 2024 and reaches Hulu exactly one week later. Both Searchlight and Hulu are owned by Disney.

The film, an official SXSW selection, is also produced by Michael London (“Sideways”), Shannon Gaulding (“Spider-Man”), Stephanie Davis (“Under the Banner of Heaven”), and Cassandra Kulukundis (“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” trilogy). “The Greatest Hits” is a Groundswell/Flying Point Production.

Watch the trailer, which includes a hauntingly terrific cover of The Cure’s “Friday I’m in Love,” here:

Executive producers on the film are Hilton Smith and Stone Douglass. Music is by Ryan Lott (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”). “The Greatest Hits” is edited by Saira Haider (“Creed II”). The production designer is N.C. Page Buckner (“Django Unchained”) and the director of photography is Chung-Hoon Chung (“Last Night in Soho”).

“The Greatest Hits” poster — Searchlight
“The Greatest Hits” poster — Searchlight

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